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Definition of the adjective acuminate

What does acuminate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point

Alternative definition of the adjective acuminate


  1. Tapering to a point; pointed.
  2. [botany, mycology] Tapering to a long point at its apex.

Definition of the verb acuminate

What does acuminate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: acuminated | acuminating | acuminates

  1. make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: point / sharpen / taper = give a point to

Phrases with acuminate

Phrases starting with the word acuminate:

  1. acuminate leaf
  2. Acuminate Scale
  3. Acuminate Dung Moss
  4. Acuminate Snaketail
  5. Acuminate Horseshoe Bat
  6. Acuminate Pleuridium Moss
  7. Acuminate Orthothecium Moss
  8. Acuminate Brachythecium Moss

Phrases ending with the word acuminate:

  1. Long-Acuminate
  2. Species Omphale Acuminate

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acuminate

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Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Grasses (2006)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology - 3 Volume Set by Umberto Quattrocchi

Leaf blades acuminate, lax racemes, spikelets subsessile elliptic, 4- to 5-flowered , lower glume acuminate, upper glume acuminate or 2dentate, palea keels scabrous, see Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 4(3): 509, t.

Google previewManual of Botany for the Northern States, Comprising Generic Descriptions of All Phenogamous and Cryptogamous Plants to the North of Virginia Hitherto Described. ... Each Genus Illustrated by Short Descriptions of Its Most Common Species. By the Members of the Botanical Class in William's College (Mass.). From a Manuscript System by the Author of Richard's Botanical Dictionary [i.e. A. Eaton]. (1817)

serrate acuminate pubescent beneath, b : g-wsylvatica, leaves glabrous obsoletely serrate, b . CAsTANEA. Polygamous. Staminate flowersament naked, linear : corol 5-petalled : stamens 10 to 20. Pistillate flowers—calyx 5 or 6-leaved, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rose Science (2003)

by Thomas Debener, Serge Gudin

long, acuminate or long– acuminate, usually rounded at base, reticulate beneath and usually quite glabrous; stipules finely denticulate: flowers in manyflowered corymbs; petals silky outside; pedicels pubescent. Bertoloni, Misc. Bot. t.3.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (2014)

by George Watt

—-Leaves elliptic-oblong, acuminate, glabrous, 7-Io pairs of arching, slender, impressed nerves. Cymes terminal, lax-flowered, densely rusty-tomentose. Sepals %-1 inch long, eglandular. Petals ovateacute.

Google previewThe Gardener and Botanist's Dictionary (1807)

Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden ...

Leaves cordate-lanceolate acuminate quite entire tomentose beneath, peduncles fubdivided longer than the petiole, capsules...

Leaves cordate ovate acuminate quite entire tomento/e beneath, racemes panicled, capsules two-toothed. 25.

Google previewThe Gardener's and Botanist's Dictionary (1807)

Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower Garden, and Nursery; of the Performing the Practical Parts of Agriculture; of Managing Vineyards, and of Propagating All Sorts of Timber Trees by Philip Miller

Leave: cordate- lanceolate acuminate quite entire tomentose beneath, pedunclessuhdi'vided longer than the petiole, eapsales awned. [24. Sida excelfior. Tall Sida. Lin._/'pee. ed. Willd.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1812)

by John Wilkes

Justicia retusa, or retusejusticia: herbaceons; leaves ovate, acuminate ;_ ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. By Abraham Rees, ... with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings, by the Most Disinguished Artists. In Thirthy-nine Volumes. Vol. 1 [- 39] (1819)

Stem arboreous branched; the whole tree very tomentofe; ftipules coriaceous, broad-ovate, acuminate, ciliate, half-stem clafping; common peduncle very long, forked at the top, and terminated by two umbels; petals roundish, fickle-shaped.

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening: T to Z, and Supplement (1889)

by George Nicholson

impari- pinnate; leaflets nine, oblong, acuminate, sinuately lobed, 15in. to 4in. long. Stems downy. Zanzibar, 188d. cUBGUI-IGO. This genus comprises about a dozen ...

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Acuminate Meaning

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