1.1 Botany (Of a petal) having a narrow stalklike base.
More example sentences
- 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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