Aristate
Aristate A*ris"tate, a. [L. aristatus, fr. arista. See {Arista}.] 1. (Bot.) Having a pointed, beardlike process, as the glumes of wheat; awned. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having a slender, sharp, or spinelike tip. [1913 Webster]


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  • aristate — /euh ris tayt/, adj. 1. Bot. having aristae; awned. 2. Zool. tipped with a bristle. [1830 40; < LL aristatus awned. See ARISTA, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • aristate — adjective Having a long bristle at its apex …   Wiktionary

  • aristate — a. (Bot.) Awned, bearded …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • aristate — aris·tate …   English syllables

  • aristate — /əˈrɪsteɪt/ (say uh ristayt) adjective 1. Botany having aristae; awned. 2. Zoology tipped with a thin spine. {Late Latin aristātus, from Latin arista awn} …   Australian English dictionary

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