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jugate

[joo-geyt, -git]
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adjective
  1. Botany. having the leaflets in pairs, as a pinnate leaf.
  2. Entomology. having a jugum.
  3. (of two or more portraits on a coin, medal, or escutcheon) overlapping.
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Origin of jugate

1885–90; < Latin jug(um) yoke1 + -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·ju·gate, adjective
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Related Words

jugate, lapstrake, obvolute

British Dictionary definitions for jugate

jugate

adjective
  1. (esp of compound leaves) having parts arranged in pairs
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin jugātus (unattested), from Latin jugum a yoke
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