Saturday, December 29, 2012
Definitions for fastigiate
- Rising to a pointed top.
- Zoology. Joined together in a tapering adhering group.
- Botany. A. Erect and parallel, as branches. B. Having such branches.
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Citations for fastigiate
As Rachel's neighbour was to be an Irish Water Spaniel's swamp cypress, likely to spread with time, they had opted for something deciduous and columnar, a fastigiate English oak.
Taking Panfilo through the garden, she pointed up to a stained-glass window flanked on either side by two fastigiate poplars.
Origin of fastigiate
Fastigiate comes from the Latin word fastīgi which meant "height."