apic·​u·​late ə-ˈpi-kyə-lət How to pronounce apiculate (audio)
: ending abruptly in a small distinct point
an apiculate leaf

Word History


New Latin apiculus, diminutive of Latin apic-, apex

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apiculate was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Apiculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apiculate. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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