verb (used with object), pli·cat·ed, pli·cat·ing.
Words nearby plicate
OTHER WORDS FROM plicatepli·cate·ly, adverbpli·cate·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for plicate
The peridium is round, often slightly depressed above, plicate below, where it is abruptly contracted into a long stem-like base.
Pileoli innumerable, inflexed and appressed, plicate, brown.
The margin of the cap, especially in old plants, is somewhat wavy or plicate as in Lactarius fuliginosus.
The plant is recognized by the pale yellow color of the caps and the plicate striate character of the margin.
The third glume is broadly ovate-oblong, subacute, 1-nerved, paleate; the palea is plicate in the median line.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar