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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circinate  \Cir"ci*nate\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  a  circle  around  to  encompass.  [Obs.]  --Bailey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circinate  \Cir"ci*nate\,  a.  [L.  circinatus  p.  p.  of  circinare 
  to  make  round,  fr  circinus  a  pair  of  compasses,  from  Gr  ?  a 
  circle.]  (Bot.) 
  Rolled  together  downward,  the  tip  occupying  the  center;  --  a 
  term  used  in  reference  to  foliation  or  leafing,  as  in  ferns. 
  --Gray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circinate 
  adj  :  shaped  like  a  ring  [syn:  {annular},  {annulate},  {annulated}, 
  {circular},  {ringed},  {ring-shaped}] 




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