[ sir-eyt ]
/ ˈsɪr eɪt /
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of cirrate
1820–30; <Latin cirrātus, equivalent to cirr(us) a curl + -ātus-ate1
Words nearby cirrate
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British Dictionary definitions for cirrate
cirrose or cirrous
/ (ˈsɪreɪt) /
biology bearing or resembling cirri
Word Origin for cirrate
C19: from Latin cirrātus curled, from cirrus
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