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[ur-see-uh-lit, -leyt]
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  1. shaped like a pitcher; swelling out like the body of a pitcher and contracted at the orifice, as a corolla.

Origin of urceolate

1750–60; < New Latin urceolātus, equivalent to Latin urceol(us), diminutive of urceus pitcher + -ātus -ate1
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  1. biology shaped like an urn or pitcheran urceolate corolla

Word Origin

C18: via New Latin urceolātus, from Latin urceolus diminutive of urceus a pitcher
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