Calceolate
Calceolate \Cal"ce*o*late\, a. [See {Calceolaria}.] Slipper-ahaped. See {Calceiform}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • calceolate — [kal′sē ə lāt΄] adj. [< L calceolus (see CALCEOLARIA) + ATE1] Bot. shaped like a slipper, as the large, middle petal of an orchid …   English World dictionary

  • calceolate — adj. [L. calceus, shoe] Slipper shaped; oblong with a coarctate middle; calceiform; calceoliform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • calceolate — /kal see euh layt /, adj. Bot. having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids. [1860 65; < L calceol(us) a small shoe (calce(us) a shoe + olus OLE1) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • calceolate — cal·ce·o·late …   English syllables

  • calceolate — cal•ce•o•late [[t]ˈkæl si əˌleɪt[/t]] adj. bot having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids • Etymology: 1860–65; < L calceol(us) small shoe (calce(us) shoe, der. ofcalxheel + olus ole I) + ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • calceolate — /ˈkælsiəleɪt/ (say kalseeuhlayt) adjective having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids …   Australian English dictionary

  • calceolate — adj. Bot. slipper shaped …   Useful english dictionary

  • calceiform — adjective of slipper shaped blossoms the calceiform lip of certain orchids • Syn: ↑calceolate • Pertains to noun: ↑calceus, ↑calceus (for: ↑calceolate) * * * ˈkalsēəˌfȯrm, kalˈsē …   Useful english dictionary

  • cal|ce|i|form — «KAL see uh frm, kal SEE », adjective. calceolate. (Cf. ↑calceolate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calceiform — Cal ce*i*form (k[a^]l s[ e]*[i^]*f[^o]rm ), a. [L. calceus shoe + form.] (Bot.) Shaped like a slipper, as one petal of the lady s slipper; calceolate. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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