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ligulate

[ lig-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˈlɪg yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective
having or forming a ligula.
having the shape of a strap.
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Also lig·u·la·ted [lig-yuh-ley-tid]. /ˈlɪg yəˌleɪ tɪd/.

Origin of ligulate

First recorded in 1745–55; ligul(a) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for ligulate

ligulate
/ (ˈlɪɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective
having the shape of a strap
biology of, relating to, or having a ligule or ligula
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