acerate

adjective ac·er·ate \ˈasəˌrāt, -rə̇t\
variants: or

acerose

\-ˌrōs\ less commonly

acerous

\-rəs\

Definition of acerate

  1. 1 :  having needlelike leaves

  2. 2 usually acerose :  needlelike

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Origin and Etymology of acerate

Latin acer sharp + English -ate or -ose, -ous — more at edge


First Known Use: 1833


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