Lyrated
Lyrate Ly"rate, Lyrated Ly"ra*ted, a. [NL. lyratus. See {Lyre}.] 1. (Bot.) Lyre-shaped, or spatulate and oblong, with small lobes toward the base; as, a lyrate leaf. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Shaped like a lyre, as the tail of the blackcock, or that of the lyre bird. [1913 Webster]


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  • lyrated — ly·rat·ed …   English syllables

  • lyrated — adjective see lyrate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lyrate — Ly rate, Lyrated Ly ra*ted, a. [NL. lyratus. See {Lyre}.] 1. (Bot.) Lyre shaped, or spatulate and oblong, with small lobes toward the base; as, a lyrate leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Shaped like a lyre, as the tail of the blackcock, or that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lyrate — lyrately, adv. /luy rayt, rit/, adj. 1. Bot. (of a pinnate leaf) divided transversely into several lobes, the smallest at the base. 2. Zool. lyre shaped, as the tail of certain birds. Also, lyrated. [1750 60; < NL lyratus. See LYRE, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lyrate — /ˈlaɪəreɪt/ (say luyuhrayt), / rət/ (say ruht) adjective 1. Botany (of a pinnate leaf) divided transversely into several lobes, the smallest at the base. 2. Zoology lyre shaped, as the tail of certain birds. Also, lyrated …   Australian English dictionary

  • lyrate — [lī′rāt΄] adj. [ModL lyratus] shaped like or suggestive of a lyre: also lyrated …   English World dictionary

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