cucullate

adjective
cu·​cul·​late | \ ˈkyü-kə-ˌlāt How to pronounce cucullate (audio) , kyü-ˈkə-lət How to pronounce cucullate (audio) \

Definition of cucullate

: having the shape of a hood a cucullate leaf

First Known Use of cucullate

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cucullate

Medieval Latin cucullatus, from Latin cucullus hood

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“Cucullate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cucullate. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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