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limbate

[ lim-beyt ]
/ ˈlɪm beɪt /
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adjective Botany, Zoology.

bordered, as a flower in which one color is surrounded by an edging of another.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for limbate

limbate
/ (ˈlɪmbeɪt) /

adjective

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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