slender, somewhat cylindrical, and tapering to a point; awl-shaped.
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How to use subulate in a sentence
Receptacle convex to subulate, chaffy, the scarious chaff not embracing the smooth dorsally compressed achenes.
Receptacle convex to globose, beset with bristle-like or subulate or short and soft chaff.
Style undivided or 2-cleft only at the apex; stigmas 2, linear-filiform to subulate or ovate.
Involucral leaves numerous, equitant; perianth ovate-subulate or narrowly fusiform, 3-angled, deeply 6–8-lobed.
Leaves succubous, semi-vertical, circular, or ovate and pointed; underleaves subulate.
British Dictionary definitions for subulate
(esp of plant parts) tapering to a point; awl-shaped
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