subulate

adjective

su·​bu·​late ˈsü-byə-lət How to pronounce subulate (audio)
ˈsə-,
-ˌlāt
: linear and tapering to a fine point
a subulate leaf

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subulate was in 1757

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Cite this Entry

“Subulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subulate. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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