: resembling an ampulla : shaped like a flask or bladder

Word History


Latin ampullaceus, from ampulla + -aceus -aceous

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ampullaceous was in 1776

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“Ampullaceous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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