Ligulate flower
Ligulate Lig"u*late (l[i^]g"[-u]*l[asl]t), Ligulated Lig"u*la`ted (l[i^]g"[-u]*l[=a]`t[e^]d), a. [Cf. F. ligul['e]. See {Ligule}, and cf. {Lingulate}.] 1. (Bot.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap-shaped. [1913 Webster]

2. Composed of ligules. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ligulate — Lig u*late (l[i^]g [ u]*l[asl]t), Ligulated Lig u*la ted (l[i^]g [ u]*l[=a] t[e^]d), a. [Cf. F. ligul[ e]. See {Ligule}, and cf. {Lingulate}.] 1. (Bot.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. Composed of ligules. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ligulate — adjective Date: 1760 1. furnished with ligules, ligulae, or ligulate corollas 2. [Latin ligula] shaped like a strap < ligulate corolla of a ray flower > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ligulated — Ligulate Lig u*late (l[i^]g [ u]*l[asl]t), Ligulated Lig u*la ted (l[i^]g [ u]*l[=a] t[e^]d), a. [Cf. F. ligul[ e]. See {Ligule}, and cf. {Lingulate}.] 1. (Bot.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. Composed of ligules. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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