ligulate

adjective
lig·​u·​late | \ ˈli-gyə-lət How to pronounce ligulate (audio) , -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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“Ligulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ligulate. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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