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ligulate

ligulate


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ligulate  \Lig"u*late\  (l[i^]g"[-u]*l[asl]t),  Ligulated 
  \Lig"u*la`ted\  (-l[=a]`t[e^]d),  a.  [Cf.  F.  ligul['e].  See 
  {Ligule},  and  cf  {Lingulate}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Like  a  bandage,  or  strap;  strap-shaped. 
 
  2.  Composed  of  ligules. 
 
  {Ligulate  flower},  a  species  of  compound  flower,  the  florets 
  of  which  have  their  corollets  flat,  spreading  out  toward 
  the  end  with  the  base  only  tubular.