lyrate

adjective
ly·​rate | \ ˈlī-ˌrāt How to pronounce lyrate (audio) \

Definition of lyrate

: having or suggesting the shape of a lyre the lyrate horns of the impala — see leaf illustration

First Known Use of lyrate

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

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“Lyrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyrate. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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