spicate

spicate

[spahy-keyt]
adjective Botany.
1.
having spikes, as a plant.
2.
arranged in spikes, as flowers.
3.
in the form of a spike, as in inflorescence.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin spīcātus, equivalent to spīc(a) spica + -ātus -ate1

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spicate (ˈspaɪkeɪt)
 
adj
botany having, arranged in, or relating to spikes: a spicate inflorescence
 
[C17: from Latin spīcātus having spikes, from spīca a point]

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