sul·​cate ˈsəl-ˌkāt How to pronounce sulcate (audio)
: scored with usually longitudinal furrows
a sulcate seedpod

Word History


Latin sulcatus, past participle of sulcare to furrow, from sulcus

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sulcate was in 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Sulcate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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