: growing in heaps or closely compacted clusters
acervate fungal sporophores
acervately adverb

Word History


Latin acervatus, past participle of acervare to heap up, from acervus heap

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acervate was in 1846

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“Acervate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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