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lyrate

[lahy-reyt, -rit] /ˈlaɪ reɪt, -rɪt/
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
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin lyrātus. See lyre, -ate1
Related forms
lyrately, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for lyrately

lyrate

/ˈlaɪərɪt/
adjective
1.
shaped like a lyre
2.
(of leaves) having a large terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobes
Derived Forms
lyrately, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin lyrātus, Latin from lyralyre
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