spicate

adjective
spi·​cate | \ ˈspī-ˌkāt How to pronounce spicate (audio) \

Definition of spicate

: arranged in the form of a spike a spicate inflorescence

First Known Use of spicate

1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spicate

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 10 Aug. 2020.

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