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subulate

Syllabification: su·bu·late
Pronunciation: /ˈsəbyəlit, -ˌlāt
 
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Definition of subulate in English:

adjective

Botany & Zoology
(Of a part) slender and tapering to a point; awl-shaped.
Example sentences
  • The Galápagos plant is a low shrub with subulate, hard, pungent leaves, apparently an adaptation to the arid conditions on the islands.
  • The lamina is triangular-lanceolate with acute or more commonly subulate leaves.
  • Calyx villose-hispid, teeth triangular, the lowest subulate, exceeding the others.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin subula 'awl' + -ate2.

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