1668, in the meaning defined above
Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare to arrange in the shape of heads of grain, from spica
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“Spicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spicate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.
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