muticous

or mu·ti·cate

[ myoo-ti-kuh s ]
/ ˈmyu tɪ kəs /

adjective

Botany. having no pointed process or awn; awnless.
Also mu·tic [myoo-tik] /ˈmyu tɪk/. Zoology. lacking certain defensive structures, as spines or claws.

Nearby words

  1. mutein,
  2. mutely,
  3. muteness,
  4. mutha,
  5. muti,
  6. mutilate,
  7. mutilating keratoderma,
  8. mutilation,
  9. mutineer,
  10. mutinous

Origin of muticous

1855–60; < Latin muticus curtailed; cf. mutilate

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British Dictionary definitions for muticous

muticous

/ (ˈmjuːtɪkəs) /

adjective

botany lacking an awn, spine, or pointAlso: muticate

Word Origin for muticous

C19: from Latin muticus awnless, curtailed

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