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.

Nearby words

  1. limb,
  2. limb bud,
  3. limb lead,
  4. limb-girdle muscular dystrophy,
  5. limba,
  6. limbed,
  7. limber,
  8. limber hole,
  9. limber pine,
  10. limber up

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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Word Origin and History for limbate

limbate

adj.

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

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