adjectiveBotany & Zoology
Free from hair or down; smooth.
- The mature leaves are glabrate on both sides.
- I must add that the leaves of Q. serrata are glabrate as they get old.
- The young twigs are glabrate, or only sparingly pubescent.
Mid 19th century: from Latin glabratus, past participle of glabrare 'make bald or smooth'.
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