[ adjective fim-bree-it, -eyt; verb fim-bree-eyt ]

  1. Also fim·bri·at·ed. Botany, Zoology. having a border of hairs or filiform processes.

verb (used with object),fim·bri·at·ed, fim·bri·at·ing.
  1. Heraldry. to line (an ordinary) with a thin border of a different tincture.

Origin of fimbriate

First recorded in 1480–90, fimbriate is from the Latin word fimbriātus fringed. See fimbria, -ate1

Other words from fimbriate

  • non·fim·bri·ate, adjective
  • non·fim·bri·at·ed, adjective
  • un·fim·bri·at·ed, adjective

Words Nearby fimbriate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fimbriate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fimbriate


fimbriated or fimbrillate (ˈfɪmbrɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

/ (ˈfɪmbrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

  1. having a fringed margin, as some petals, antennae, etc

Derived forms of fimbriate

  • fimbriation, noun

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