Definition of unguiculate in English:


Line breaks: un¦guicu|late
Pronunciation: /ʌŋˈɡwɪkjʊlət


1 Zoology Having one or more nails or claws.
2 Botany (Of a petal) having a narrow stalk-like base.
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  • Petals in this genus are described as being clawed (unguiculate) - there is a narrow stalk at the base, and thereafter the expanded portion is minutely fringed.


early 19th century: from modern Latin unguiculatus, from Latin unguiculus 'fingernail, toenail', diminutive of unguis 'nail'.

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