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globose

[gloh-bohs, gloh-bohs] /ˈgloʊ boʊs, gloʊˈboʊs/
adjective
1.
having the shape of a globe; globelike.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin globōsus spherical, forming a globelike mass. See globe, -ose1
Related forms
globosely, adverb
globosity
[gloh-bos-i-tee] /gloʊˈbɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
globoseness, noun
subglobose, adjective
subglobosely, adverb
subgloboseness, noun
subglobosity, noun
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Examples from the web for globose
  • The fruit is a globose berry, enclosed by the calyx, with numerous small seeds surrounded by pulp.
  • The globose fruit begins green and ripens to deep maroon-red in the sunlight.
British Dictionary definitions for globose

globose

/ˈɡləʊbəʊs; ɡləʊˈbəʊs/
adjective
1.
spherical or approximately spherical
Derived Forms
globosely, adverb
globosity (ɡləʊˈbɒsɪtɪ), globoseness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin globōsus; see globe
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Word Origin and History for globose
adj.

"spherical," early 15c., "large and formless," from Latin globosus "round as a ball," from globus (see globe).

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