subulate

[soo-byuh-lit, -leyt]

Origin of subulate

1750–60; < New Latin sūbulātus, equivalent to Latin sūbul(a) awl + -ātus -ate1
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subulate

adjective
  1. (esp of plant parts) tapering to a point; awl-shaped

Word Origin for subulate

C18: from New Latin subulatus like an awl, from Latin sūbula awl
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