auriculate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj auriculate having auricles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Auriculate (Biol) Having ears or appendages like ears; eared.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • auriculate Ear-shaped; like or likened to an auricle; auriform.
    • auriculate Having ears; provided with ears, auricles, or ear-like parts: in botany, said of a leaf with a pair of small blunt projections or ears at the base.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Auriculate ear-shaped
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Auricle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. auricula, dim. of auris, the ear.

Usage

In literature:

This species has distinctly auriculated leaves and large, yellowish-white, fragrant flowers.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Petals 3, oval, bi-auriculate above the very short claw.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Most examples have auriculated bases with contracted, pointed, or rounded basal edges.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
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In poetry:

But best of all are the words that shape the leaves –
Orbicular, cordate, cleft and reniform –
And their venation – palmate and parallel –
And tips – acute, truncate, auriculate.
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov