[ lim-beyt ]
/ ˈlɪm beɪt /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

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

Origin of limbate

First recorded in 1820–30, limbate is from the Late Latin word limbātus bordered, edged. See limb2, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for limbate

/ (ˈlɪmbeɪt) /


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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