Scopate Sco"pate, a. [L. scopae, scopa, a broom.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush. [1913 Webster]

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  • scopate — sco·pate …   English syllables

  • scopate — ˈskōˌpāt adjective Etymology: Latin scopa broom + English ate : resembling a brush …   Useful english dictionary

  • scopa — scopate /skoh payt/, adj. /skoh peuh/, n., pl. scopae / pee/, scopas. See pollen brush. [1795 1805; < L scopae (pl., sing. scopa rare) twigs, shoots] * * * …   Universalium

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  • scopa — n.; pl. ae [L. scopa, broom] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, special hairs (pollen brush) or modified to form a corbicula (pollen basket); scopate adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scopata — sco·pà·ta s.f. CO 1. lo scopare, spec. rapidamente e in modo approssimativo, passata di scopa: dare una scopata al pavimento Sinonimi: spazzata. 2. colpo dato con la scopa: prendere a scopate qcn. 3. volg., rapporto sessuale Sinonimi: chiavata,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • scopata — pl.f. scopate …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • scopa — /ˈskɒpə/ (say skopuh) noun (plural scopas or scopae /ˈskɒpi/ (say skopee)) a bunch of hairs on an insect s legs or abdomen for collecting pollen. {Latin} –scopate, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • scopulate — yələ̇t, yəˌlāt adjective Etymology: New Latin scopula + English ate : having scopulae; also : scopate …   Useful english dictionary

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