Lyrated

lyrate

[lahy-reyt, -rit]
adjective
1.
Botany. (of a pinnate leaf) divided transversely into several lobes, the smallest at the base.
2.
Zoology. lyre-shaped, as the tail of certain birds.
Also, lyrated.


Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin lyrātus. See lyre, -ate1

lyrately, adverb
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lyrate or lyrated (ˈlaɪərɪt)
 
adj
1.  shaped like a lyre
2.  (of leaves) having a large terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobes
 
[C18: from New Latin lyrātus, Latin from lyralyre]
 
lyrated or lyrated
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin lyrātus, Latin from lyralyre]
 
'lyrately or lyrated
 
adv

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