capreolate

[ kap-ree-uh-leyt, kuh-pree- ]
/ ˈkæp ri əˌleɪt, kəˈpri- /

adjective

Biology. having or resembling tendrils.

Nearby words

  1. cappuccino,
  2. capra,
  3. capra, frank,
  4. capraesque,
  5. caprate,
  6. capreomycin,
  7. caprese,
  8. capri,
  9. capri pants,
  10. capri-

Origin of capreolate

1730–40; < Latin capreol(us) roe deer, vine-tendril (apparently from the tendrillike shape of the deer's horn; see capriole) + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for capreolate

capreolate

/ (ˈkæprɪəˌleɪt, kəˈpriː-) /

adjective

biology possessing or resembling tendrils

Word Origin for capreolate

C18: from Latin capreolus tendril

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