Ligulate Lig"u*late (l[i^]g"[-u]*l[asl]t), Ligulated Lig"u*la`ted (l[i^]g"[-u]*l[=a]`t[e^]d), a. [Cf. F. ligul['e]. See {Ligule}, and cf. {Lingulate}.] 1. (Bot.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap-shaped. [1913 Webster]

2. Composed of ligules. [1913 Webster]

{Ligulate flower}, a species of compound flower, the florets of which have their corollets flat, spreading out toward the end, with the base only tubular. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ligulate — [lig′yoolit, lig′yoolāt΄] adj. 1. of or having ligules 2. shaped like a strap …   English World dictionary

  • ligulate — adjective Date: 1760 1. furnished with ligules, ligulae, or ligulate corollas 2. [Latin ligula] shaped like a strap < ligulate corolla of a ray flower > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ligulate — adj. [L. ligula, little tongue] Strap shaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ligulate — /lig yeuh lit, layt /, adj. 1. having or forming a ligula. 2. having the shape of a strap. Also, ligulated /lig yeuh lay tid/. [1745 55; LIGUL(A) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ligulate — adjective a) Shaped like a strap or long tongue b) Having a ligule …   Wiktionary

  • ligulate — resembling or shaped like a strap Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ligulate —   Strap or tongue shaped, e.g. the leaf outline of many cycad species …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • ligulate — lig·u·late …   English syllables

  • ligulate — lig•u•late [[t]ˈlɪg yə lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] also lig•u•la•ted [[t] ˌleɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) bot zool. having or forming a ligula 2) bot zool. having the shape of a strap • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • ligulate — /ˈlɪgjələt/ (say ligyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective 1. having or forming a ligula. 2. strap shaped …   Australian English dictionary

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