calceolate

[ kal-see-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈkæl si əˌleɪt /

adjective Botany.

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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Example sentences from the Web for calceolate

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

    Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Calceolate or Calceiform, slipper-shaped, like one petal of the Lady's Slipper.