subulate

adjective
su·​bu·​late | \ ˈsü-byə-lət How to pronounce subulate (audio) , ˈsə-, -ˌlāt \

Definition of subulate

: linear and tapering to a fine point a subulate leaf

First Known Use of subulate

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subulate

New Latin subulatus, from Latin subula awl, from suere to sew — more at sew

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“Subulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subulate. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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