ly·​rate ˈlī-ˌrāt How to pronounce lyrate (audio)
: having or suggesting the shape of a lyre
the lyrate horns of the impala
see leaf illustration

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lyrate was circa 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Lyrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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