Mucronate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mucronate Ending abruptly in a sharp point; abruptly tipped with a short and sharp point; as, a mucronate leaf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mucronate Narrowed to a point; ending in a tip; having a mucro: as, a mucronate feather, shell, leaf; a mucronate process.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mucronate mū′kro-nāt (bot.) terminating in a short and sharp point
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mucronatus, fr. mucro, a sharp point: cf. F. mucroné,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. mucronātusmucro, mucronis, a sharp point.

Usage

In literature:

Scotumque vago mucrone secutus, Fregit Hyperboreas remis audacibus undas.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
Genital spike: the sheath of penis which, in male Diaspinae takes the form of a long mucronate spike.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The first two glumes are empty, thin, keeled, and acute or mucronate.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Scales of the conelet mucronate or aristate.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
Anthers oblong-linear or arrow-shaped, mucronate, inserted in the throat.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
The distal end may be acute or mucronate, rarely broad.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
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