ac·​er·​ate | \ ˈasəˌrāt, -rə̇t \
variants: or acerose \ -​ˌrōs \ or less commonly acerous \ -​rəs \

Definition of acerate

1 : having needlelike leaves

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First Known Use of acerate

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acerate

Latin acer sharp + English -ate or -ose, -ous

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“Acerate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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