- spica bandage,
- spice islands,
Origin of spicate
Examples from the Web for spicate
Many flowers from the axil of a bract; no bractioles interspersed, hence we may expect racemose or spicate partial inflorescences.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
In Grasses, as indeed in other plants with a spicate inflorescence, this change occurs not unfrequently.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
Antheridia large, pedicelled, solitary in the axils of 2-cleft spicate leaves.
Aquatic or marsh herbs; flowers perfect or polygamo-dicious, small, axillary or spicate; petals often none.
Word Origin for spicate
1660s, from Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare "to furnish with spikes," from spica (see spike (n.1)).