acerate

adjective

ac·​er·​ate
ˈasəˌrāt,
-rə̇t
variants or acerose
-ˌrōs
or less commonly acerous
-rəs
1
: having needlelike leaves
2
usually acerose : needlelike

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of acerate was in 1833

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“Acerate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acerate. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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