[vaj-uh-nit, -neyt]

adjective Botany.

having a vagina or sheath; sheathed.

Origin of vaginate

From the New Latin word vāgīnātus, dating back to 1840–50. See vagina, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vaginate



(esp of plant parts) having a sheath; sheatheda vaginate leaf
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vaginate in Medicine


[văjə-nĭt, -nāt′]


Forming or enclosed in a sheath.
Resembling a sheath.
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