ligulate

adjective
lig·u·late | \ˈli-gyə-lət, -ˌlāt\

Definition of ligulate 

1 : furnished with ligules, ligulae, or ligulate corollas

2 [ Latin ligula ] : shaped like a strap ligulate corolla of a ray flower

First Known Use of ligulate

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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