Pulvinated
Pulvinate Pul"vi*nate, Pulvinated Pul"vi*na`ted, a. [L. pulvinatus, fr. pulvinus a cushion, an elevation.] 1. (Arch.) Curved convexly or swelled; as, a pulvinated frieze. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the form of a cushion. [1913 Webster]


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