aculeolate

adjective
ac·​u·​le·​o·​late | \ ¦a-kyə-¦lē-ə-lət, -ˌlāt \

Definition of aculeolate

: having very small prickles specifically : having an aculeolus

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First Known Use of aculeolate

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aculeolate

Latin aculeolus small needle (diminutive of aculeus prickle, sting) + English -ate

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“Aculeolate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aculeolate. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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