- bordered, as a flower in which one color is surrounded by an edging of another.
Origin of limbate
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Limbate: when a disc is surrounded by a margin of different color.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Setae all simple, limbate, in a single series of mostly six in the middle region of the body.
- biology having an edge or border of a different colour from the restlimbate flowers
C19: from Late Latin limbātus bordered, from limbus
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Word Origin and History for limbate
"edged, bordered," 1826, from Late Latin limbatus, from Latin limbus (see limb (n.2)).
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