[spach-uh-lit, -leyt]
shaped like a spatula; rounded more or less like a spoon.
Botany. having a broad, rounded end and a narrow, attenuate base, as a leaf.

1750–60; < Neo-Latin spatulātus. See spatula, -ate1

subspatulate, adjective Unabridged
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spatulate (ˈspætjʊlɪt)
1.  shaped like a spatula
2.  botany Also: spathulate having a narrow base and a broad rounded apex: a spatulate leaf

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spatulate spat·u·late (spāch'ə-lĭt)
Having a broad flat end.

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Example sentences
The sundew's red and green, spatulate leaves are covered with sticky hairs.
The thoracic claws may possess subtending spatulate setae.
The spatulate nozzle was hand-built separately and later attached to the body.
The smooth-edged leaves range from oval to spatulate in shape and are clustered in tight bunches close to the branches.
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