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Definition of the adjective aculeate

What does aculeate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having or resembling a stinger or barb

Alternative definition of the adjective aculeate


  1. Having a sting; sharp like a prickle.
  2. Having prickles or sharp points.
  3. [entomology] Having a stinger; stinging.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for aculeate

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

aculeate Any member of a group of families that includes the familiar stinging ants, bees, and social and hunting wasps (e.g., sphecids, eumenids, scoliids, pompilid spider ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The head is placed at the anterior part of the body, and is obtuse, acute, slanting, aculeate, unarmed, &c. To this member belong the mouth, nose, jaws, lips, teeth, tongue, palate, eyes, and the branchial opercules, membrane and aperture. 1.

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

aculeate a. [L. dim. acus, needle] 1. Pertaining to being armed with a sting or short, sharp points. 2. Furnished with aculeae. aculeate-serrate Armed with saw-like teeth inclined ...

Google previewMiller's dictionary of gardening, botany, and agriculture; revised (1834)

by Philip Miller

ACULEATE (in Latin, Aculeatus). Prickly, as in the instance of the sweet briar (Rosa rubiginosa). ACULEUS. A prickle arising from bark only, as in the bramble (Rubus frulicosus), which circumstance distinguishes it from a thorn ( spina) ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

comb sharp (acumen, aculeate) aculei- [L. aculeatus, prickly] base spine (aculeiform, aculeolate) acuti- [L. acutus, sharp] ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

urdé, urdy 05 clear, edged, sharp, spicy, urdée 06 barbed, biting, Gothic, lancet 07 cutting, mordant, obvious,precise, telling 08 acicular, aculeate,explicit, forceful , incisive,striking,tapering09 aculeated, cuspidate,mucronate, trenchant poetry .

Google previewPronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1845)

to sharpen Aculeate, a-kiVle-ate a. prickly, terminating! in a sharp point Acumen, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ACULEATE, adj. [aculeatus, Lat.] That which has a point or sting ; prickly ; that which terminates in a sharp point. ACULEATED FINS, in ichthyology, a term applied by naturalists to the fins of fishes, which are armed with prickles. Those which ...

Google previewEntick's New Spelling Dictionary (1791)

Teaching to Write and Pronounce the English Tongue with Ease and Propriety, in Wich Each Word is Accented According to Its Just and Natural Pronunciation ... with a List of Proper Names of Men and Women ..., Towich is Prefixed a Gammatical Introduction to the English Tongue by John Entick, William Crakelt

to make slurp, sharpen, po'nt [cited Aculeate, a. prickly, having a sting or (harp ...

Google previewThe Anti-absurd Or Phrenotypic English Pronouncing & Orthographical Dictionary (1845)

akr Acrid akrid Actuate akchuat Actuose akchuas Acuate akiuat Aculeate akiu' lBat Acumen akiu'men Acuminated akiu'minated Acute akiu't Acutely akiu'tlB Acrimony akrimanu Acritude akritiud tikal Acrospire лкrеаpтr Acrospired лкгoBpук !

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

aculeate Prickly, pointed; the word is derived from the Latin aculeatus, meaning sting, from acus, needle. acuminate Tapering to a point. Adanson, Michel (1727–1806) A French.

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Small photo of Sicus ferrugineus conopid fly. Head of fly in family Conopidae, an endoparasite of insects, notably aculeate hymenopteraSmall photo of Pellucid fly (Volucella pellucens). One of Britain's heaviest flies, this hoverfly in the family Syrphidae develops in the nests of aculeate hymenoptera More...

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Aculeate Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1C3U1L1E1A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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