- slender, somewhat cylindrical, and tapering to a point; awl-shaped.
Origin of subulate
Examples from the Web for subulate
Historical Examples of subulate
Involucral leaves 5–6 (in our species), small, subulate, adnate.
Tentacula depressed, subulate, at the external base of which are the eyes.Zoological Illustrations, Volume II
The pharyngeal teeth are subulate and acute, and of unequal heights.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.
J Lort Stokes
It produces millions of leaves, but every one is awl-shaped--subulate.Among the Forces
Henry White Warren
Subulate, awl-shaped; tapering from a broadish or thickish base to a sharp point.The Elements of Botany
- (esp of plant parts) tapering to a point; awl-shaped