spath·​u·​late ˈspath-yə-lət How to pronounce spathulate (audio)
: spatulate
spathulate petals of a flower

Word History


Late Latin spathula, spatula spatula

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spathulate was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Spathulate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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