adjective Botany.

having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids.

Origin of calceolate

1860–65; < Latin calceol(us) a small shoe (calce(us) a shoe + -olus -ole1) + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for calceolate

Historical Examples of calceolate

  • Calceolate or Calceiform, slipper-shaped, like one petal of the Lady's Slipper.

  • These calceolate (calceolus, a slipper) corollas may be looked upon as consisting of two slipper-like lips.

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams