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[puh-nik-yuh-leyt, -lit]
adjective Botany.
  1. arranged in panicles.
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Sometimes pa·nic·u·lat·ed [puh-nik-yuh-ley-tid] /pəˈnɪk yəˌleɪ tɪd/.

Origin of paniculate

First recorded in 1720–30, paniculate is from the New Latin word pāniculātus panicled. See panicle, -ate1
Related formspa·nic·u·late·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of paniculate

  • Panicled, Paniculate, arranged in panicles, or like a panicle.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • The flowers are of no great account, being rather inconspicuous and paniculate.

British Dictionary definitions for paniculate



  1. botany growing or arranged in paniclesa paniculate inflorescence
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Derived Formspaniculately, adverb
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