spicate

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adjective spi·cate \ˈspī-ˌkāt\

Definition of spicate

  1. :  arranged in the form of a spike a spicate inflorescence

Origin and Etymology of spicate

Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare to arrange in the shape of heads of grain, from spica


First Known Use: 1668

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