- having or forming a ligula.
- having the shape of a strap.
Also lig·u·la·ted [lig-yuh-ley-tid] /ˈlɪg yəˌleɪ tɪd/.
Origin of ligulate
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Examples from the Web for ligulate
The passage of ligulate to tubular corollas among Compositæ is not of such common occurrence as is the converse change.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
In gardens—Tabernamontana coronaria, Bhee, Chrysanthemum double and ligulate.
The leaves are fleshy, and ligulate or strap-shaped; and the stems are frequently hollow.Botany for Ladies
The heads are terminal, consisting of yellow, ligulate florets, surrounded by five large cordate bracts.
The florets are all ligulate, as in the last species; and the pappus consists of brown, feathery hairs, all of the same length.
- having the shape of a strap
- biology of, relating to, or having a ligule or ligula
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