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spicate

[spahy-keyt] /ˈspaɪ keɪt/
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
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin spīcātus, equivalent to spīc(a) spica + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for spicate

spicate

/ˈspaɪkeɪt/
adjective
1.
(botany) having, arranged in, or relating to spikes: a spicate inflorescence
Word Origin
C17: from Latin spīcātus having spikes, from spīca a point
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Word Origin and History for spicate

1660s, from Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare "to furnish with spikes," from spica (see spike (n.1)).

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