The driver awoke with a start from profound reverie, looked Kirkwood over, and bowed with gesticulative palms.
This might be true if they represented on the stage a gesticulative race.
A moment more and a captain of gendarmes appears and shouts something in excited, gesticulative French.
c.1600, from Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari "to gesture, mimic," from gesticulus "a mimicking gesture," diminutive of gestus "gesture, carriage, posture" (see gest). Related: Gesticulated; gesticulating.