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[kal-see-uh-leyt] /ˈkæl si əˌleɪt/
adjective, Botany.
having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids.
Origin of calceolate
1860-65; < Latin calceol(us) a small shoe (calce(us) a shoe + -olus -ole1) + -ate1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • calceolate or Calceiform, slipper-shaped, like one petal of the Lady's Slipper.

  • These calceolate (calceolus, a slipper) corollas may be looked upon as consisting of two slipper-like lips.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams

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