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virgulate

[vur-gyuh-lit, -leyt]
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adjective
  1. rod-shaped; virgate.
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Origin of virgulate

1830–40; < Latin virgul(a) rod (see virga, -ule) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for virgulate

virgulate

adjective
  1. rod-shaped or rodlike
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin virgula a little rod, from virga rod
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