[joo-geyt, -git]


Botany. having the leaflets in pairs, as a pinnate leaf.
Entomology. having a jugum.
(of two or more portraits on a coin, medal, or escutcheon) overlapping.

Origin of jugate

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

jugate, lapstrake, obvolute

British Dictionary definitions for jugate



(esp of compound leaves) having parts arranged in pairs

Word Origin for jugate

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