cuspidate

or cus·pi·dat·ed

[ kuhs-pi-deyt or kuhs-pi-dey-tid ]
/ ˈkʌs pɪˌdeɪt or ˈkʌs pɪˌdeɪ tɪd /

adjective

having a cusp or cusps.
furnished with or ending in a sharp and stiff point or cusp: cuspidate leaves; a cuspidate tooth.

Nearby words

  1. cuspal,
  2. cuspate,
  3. cusped,
  4. cuspid,
  5. cuspidal,
  6. cuspidation,
  7. cuspidor,
  8. cuss,
  9. cussed,
  10. cussedly

Origin of cuspidate

1685–95; < New Latin cuspidātus, equivalent to Latin cuspid- (see cuspid) + -ātus -ate1

Related formsmul·ti·cus·pi·date, adjectivemul·ti·cus·pi·dat·ed, adjectivenon·cus·pi·date, adjectivenon·cus·pi·dat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cuspidate

cuspidate

cuspidated or cuspidal (ˈkʌspɪdəl)

/ (ˈkʌspɪˌdeɪt) /

adjective

having a cusp or cusps
(esp of leaves) narrowing to a point

Word Origin for cuspidate

C17: from Latin cuspidāre to make pointed, from cuspis a point

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