Definition of fastigiate in English:

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Pronunciation: /fəˈstijēət/


(Of a tree or shrub) having the branches sloping upward more or less parallel to the main stem.
Example sentences
  • However, unlike planate, caroid, fastigiate, and linteloid plates, this inversion cannot be applied to camerate plates as indicated in de Verteuil and Norris.


Mid 17th century: from Latin fastigium 'tapering point, gable' + -ate2.

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Syllabification: fas·tig·i·ate

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