urceolate

[ ur-see-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˈɜr si ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective

shaped like a pitcher; swelling out like the body of a pitcher and contracted at the orifice, as a corolla.

Nearby words

  1. urbanized,
  2. urbanology,
  3. urbi et orbi,
  4. urbiculture,
  5. urc,
  6. urchin,
  7. urd,
  8. urdu,
  9. urdé,
  10. ure

Origin of urceolate

1750–60; < New Latin urceolātus, equivalent to Latin urceol(us), diminutive of urceus pitcher + -ātus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for urceolate

urceolate

/ (ˈɜːsɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective

biology shaped like an urn or pitcheran urceolate corolla

Word Origin for urceolate

C18: via New Latin urceolātus, from Latin urceolus diminutive of urceus a pitcher

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