- having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids.
Origin of calceolate
< Latin calceol(us
) a small shoe (calce(us
) a shoe + -olus -ole1
) + -ate1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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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.