sulcate

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near sulcate

Cite this Entry

“Sulcate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulcate. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY