fastigiate

adjective
fas·​ti·​gi·​ate | \ fa-ˈsti-jē-ət How to pronounce fastigiate (audio) \

Definition of fastigiate

: narrowing toward the top especially : having upright usually clustered branches fastigiate trees

First Known Use of fastigiate

1662, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fastigiate

probably from New Latin *fastigiatus, from Latin fastigium — more at bristle

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“Fastigiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fastigiate. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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