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spicate

[ spahy-keyt ]
/ ˈspaɪ keɪt /
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adjective Botany.

having spikes, as a plant.
arranged in spikes, as flowers.
in the form of a spike, as in inflorescence.

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Origin of spicate

1660–70; <Latin spīcātus, equivalent to spīc(a) spica + -ātus-ate1
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spicate
/ (ˈspaɪkeɪt) /

adjective

botany having, arranged in, or relating to spikesa spicate inflorescence

Word Origin for spicate

C17: from Latin spīcātus having spikes, from spīca a point
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