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.

Nearby words

  1. lignocellulose,
  2. lignum,
  3. lignum vitae,
  4. ligroin,
  5. ligula,
  6. ligulated,
  7. ligule,
  8. ligure,
  9. liguria,
  10. ligurian

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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