un-pulvinate

pulvinate

[puhl-vuh-neyt]
adjective
2.
having a pulvinus.
3.
Also, pulvinar. Architecture. (of a frieze or the like) having a convex surface from top to bottom.
Also, pulvinated.


Origin:
1815–25; < Latin pulvīnātus cushioned, equivalent to pulvīn(us) cushion + -ātus -ate1

pulvinately, adverb
unpulvinate, adjective
unpulvinated, adjective
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pulvinate or pulvinated (ˈpʌlvɪˌneɪt)
 
adj
1.  architect (of a frieze) curved convexly; having a swelling
2.  botany
 a.  shaped like a cushion
 b.  (of a leafstalk) having a pulvinus
 
[C19: from Latin pulvīnātus cushion-shaped]
 
pulvinated or pulvinated
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin pulvīnātus cushion-shaped]

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