[adjective fim-bree-it, -eyt; verb fim-bree-eyt]
- Also fim·bri·at·ed. Botany, Zoology. having a border of hairs or filiform processes.
- Heraldry. to line (an ordinary) with a thin border of a different tincture.
Origin of fimbriate
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In heraldry, “fimbriate” or “fimbriated” refers to a narrow edge or border running round a bearing.
Fimbriate: a margin or process when set with a fringe of hair closely placed.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
fimbriated or fimbrillate (ˈfɪmbrɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
- having a fringed margin, as some petals, antennae, etc
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- Having fimbriae.
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