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campanulate

[kam-pan-yuh-lit, -leyt] /kæmˈpæn yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
bellshaped, as a corolla.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Neo-Latin campānulātus. See campanula, -ate1
Related forms
subcampanulate, adjective
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Examples from the web for campanulate
  • Flower morphology was intermediate to the parents with petals campanulate and deeply lobed.
  • Five petals joined at bottom are broadly campanulate when blooming.
  • The flowers are terminal with dark to pale pink campanulate to funnelform corollas.
  • The flowers have reddish- or brownish-green campanulate hypanthia and recurved sepals.
British Dictionary definitions for campanulate

campanulate

/kæmˈpænjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(esp of flower corollas) shaped like a bell
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin campanulātus; see campanula
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