adjective ocel·lat·ed \ōˈseˌlātə̇d, ˈäsəˌ-\
variants: less commonly


\-ˌlāt, -lə̇t\

Definition of ocellated

  1. 1 :  having ocelli

  2. 2 :  resembling an ocellus :  eyelike an ocellated spot

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Origin and Etymology of ocellated

ocellated probably from (assumed) New Latin ocellatus ocellated (from New Latin ocellus + Latin -atus -ate) + English -ed; ocellate probably from (assumed) New Latin ocellatus

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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