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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ligulate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!