pulvinate

adjective
pul·​vi·​nate | \ ˈpəlvəˌnāt, usually -āt+V \
variants: or pulvinated \ -​ˌnātə̇d \

Definition of pulvinate

1 : curved convexly or swelled a pulvinate frieze
2a : cushion-shaped
b : having a pulvinus : pulvinar

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Other Words from pulvinate

pulvinately adverb

History and Etymology for pulvinate

Latin pulvinatus, from pulvinus cushion + -atus -ate, -ated

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“Pulvinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulvinate. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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