Definition of bullate in English:

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bullate

Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olāt/

adjective

Botany
Covered with rounded swellings like blisters.
Example sentences
  • Adult leaf: often entire, mid-green blade, involute, slightly bullate and crinkled, very little pigment in the veins.
  • The distinguishing characteristic of this species is the extremely bullate leaves.
  • Paranephelius is composed of acaulescent herbs with showy, yellow capitula, sessile in the center of a basal rosette of leaves, often with bullate leaf surfaces.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin bullatus, from bulla 'bubble'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bul·late

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