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aculeate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aculeate  \A*cu"le*ate\,  a.  [L.  aculeatus,  fr  aculeus,  dim.  of 
  acus  needle.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Having  a  sting;  covered  with  prickles;  sharp 
  like  a  prickle. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Having  prickles,  or  sharp  points;  beset  with 
  prickles. 
 
  3.  Severe  or  stinging;  incisive.  [R.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aculeate 
  adj  :  having  or  resembling  a  stinger  or  barb;  "aculeate  insects 
  such  as  bees  and  wasps"  [syn:  {aculeated}] 




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