limbate

[lim-beyt]

Origin of limbate

First recorded in 1820–30, limbate is from the Late Latin word limbātus bordered, edged. See limb2, -ate1
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limbate

adjective
  1. biology having an edge or border of a different colour from the restlimbate flowers

Word Origin for limbate

C19: from Late Latin limbātus bordered, from limbus
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Word Origin and History for limbate
adj.

"edged, bordered," 1826, from Late Latin limbatus, from Latin limbus (see limb (n.2)).

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