spiculate

adjective spic·u·late \-lə̇t, -ˌlāt, usually -t+V\

Definition of spiculate

  1. 1 :  covered with or having spicules :  spicular prickly

  2. 2 :  divided into small spikelets

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Origin and Etymology of spiculate

probably from (assumed) New Latin spiculatus, from New Latin spicula & Latin spiculum + Latin -atus -ate


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