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apiculate

[uh-pik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /əˈpɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective, Botany
1.
tipped with a short, abrupt point, as a leaf.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin apiculātus. See apiculus, -ate1
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Examples from the web for apiculate
  • Dorsal lobes are transversely inserted, apiculate to cuspidate.
  • Attributes common to both cultivars include leaves that are glabrous, glossy and lanceolate with an apiculate tip.
  • Leaves are lanceolate with an apiculate tip, glabrous, and glossy.
British Dictionary definitions for apiculate

apiculate

/əˈpɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(of leaves) ending in a short sharp point
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin apiculātus, from apiculus a short point, from apex
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