bootlace

noun
boot·​lace | \ ˈbüt-ˌlās How to pronounce bootlace (audio) \

Definition of bootlace

British

Examples of bootlace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet even in northern and central areas, where there is much less deforestation, the study suggests climate change will pose risks for species such as the drought-sensitive Eperua falcata, or bootlace tree. Tim Vernimmen, Scientific American, "Business as Usual Threatens Thousands of Amazon Tree Species," 24 June 2019 This tree produces large seed pods that appear to hang from its branches by bootlaces and burst open with a bang in the dry season to spread seeds to new areas. Tim Vernimmen, Scientific American, "Business as Usual Threatens Thousands of Amazon Tree Species," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of bootlace

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Bootlace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bootlace. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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