Definition of auriculate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ôˈrikyələt/


Botany & Zoology
Having one or more structures shaped like an ear or earlobe.
Example sentences
  • Under favorable conditions each rosette produces one flowering stem up to 3 meters in height, with numerous auriculate clasping leaves.
  • The leaves are distinctive among our cardamines in having auriculate leaf bases.
  • The Famatina specimens are assigned herein to a new species on the basis of their transverse outline and long, auriculate cardinal extremities.


Early 18th century: from Latin auricula 'external part of the ear' (diminutive of auris 'ear') + -ate2.

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Syllabification: au·ric·u·late

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