• WordNet 3.6
    • adj aculeate having or resembling a stinger or barb "aculeate insects such as bees and wasps"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aculeate (Zoöl) Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle.
    • Aculeate (Bot) Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles.
    • Aculeate Severe or stinging; incisive.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aculeate In zoology, furnished with a sting; pertaining to or characteristic of the Aculeata.
    • aculeate In botany, furnished with aculei or sharp prickles; aculeous.
    • aculeate Figuratively, pointed; stinging.
    • n aculeate A hymenopterous insect, one of the Aculeata.
    • aculeate To make pointed; sharpen.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aculeatus, fr. aculeus, dim. of acus, needle


In literature:

CO'ATEL, daughter of Acul'hua, a priest of the Az'tecas, and wife of Lincoya.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Ovicells aculeate, with strong widely set spines, pyriform depressed.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
The 4th station was on Sloping Point, where an aculeated ant-eater was caught, and some quartz crystals were picked up from the shore.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis" by Matthew Flinders
Spatha: a median piece in male genitalia of aculeate Hymenoptera, covering the bases of the sagitte.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Again sailing on the 20th of December, the expedition anchored in the Bay of Acul.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
The beard will not need shaving, as the Filipino chin at best is hardly more aculeated than a strawberry.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Marmalade, Plaisance, Ennery, Dondon, Acul, and Limbe submit to him.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
This has been found to be the case in insects so widely different as Orthoptera and Aculeate Hymenoptera.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various