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quinate

[ kwahy-neyt ]
/ ˈkwaɪ neɪt /
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adjective Botany.
arranged in groups of five.
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Origin of quinate

1800–10; <Latin quīn(ī) five each + -ate1
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How to use quinate in a sentence

  • It is recognized by its very short quinate leaves and by its nearly sessile cones.

    The Genus Pinus|George Russell Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for quinate

quinate
/ (ˈkwaɪneɪt) /

adjective
botany arranged in or composed of five partsquinate leaflets

Word Origin for quinate

C19: from Latin quīnī five each
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