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calceolate

[kal-see-uh-leyt]
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adjective Botany.
  1. having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids.
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Origin of calceolate

1860–65; < Latin calceol(us) a small shoe (calce(us) a shoe + -olus -ole1) + -ate1
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Historical Examples

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

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

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

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams