pulvinate

adjective

pul·​vi·​nate
ˈpəlvəˌnāt,
usually -āt+V
variants or pulvinated
-ˌnātə̇d
1
: curved convexly or swelled
a pulvinate frieze
2
a
: cushion-shaped
b
: having a pulvinus : pulvinar
pulvinately adverb

Word History

Etymology

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 21 May. 2024.

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