- having wrinkles; wrinkled; ridged.
- Botany. rough and wrinkled: applied to leaves in which the reticulate venation is very prominent beneath, with corresponding creases on the upper side.
Origin of rugose
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Examples from the Web for rugose
Grain is free, rugose, and the pericarp is hyaline and loose.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Specimens from Kansas referred here have the stipe pale, rugose, long, about twice the sporangium; habitat bark.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
It has a rugose, tuberculated body of trapezoid form, the colors being brown and reddish, while the whole aspect is crab-like.A Book of Natural History
The surface had weathered to a whitish-gray, but still in tiny depressions its pristine dark color showed in rugose characters.The Riddle Of The Rocks
Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
In H. appendiculatum the pileus is rugose when dry, and sprinkled with atoms.
rugous or rugate (ˈruːɡeɪt, -ɡɪt)
- wrinkledrugose leaves
C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle
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- Having many wrinkles or creases; ridged or wrinkled.
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