lingulate

[ ling-gyuh-leyt ]
/ ˈlɪŋ gyəˌleɪt /

adjective

formed like a tongue; ligulate.

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Origin of lingulate

1790–1800; <Latin lingulātus tongue-shaped; see lingula, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for lingulate

lingulate

lingulated

/ (ˈlɪŋɡjʊˌleɪt) /

adjective

shaped like a tonguea lingulate leaf

Word Origin for lingulate

C19: from Latin lingulātus
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