subulate

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adjective su·bu·late \ˈsü-byə-lət, ˈsə-, -ˌlāt\

Definition of subulate

  1. :  linear and tapering to a fine point a subulate leaf

Origin and Etymology of subulate

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


First Known Use: 1757

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