- 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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At every step our leader trod the snow cautiously, seeking some rugosity on the rock beneath it.Hours of Exercise in the Alps
rugous or rugate (ˈruːɡeɪt, -ɡɪt)
- wrinkledrugose leaves
C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle
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- The state or condition of being rugose.
- Having many wrinkles or creases; ridged or wrinkled.
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