Cucullate Cu"cul*late (k?"k?l-l?t or k?-k?l"l?t), Cucullated Cu"cul*la`ted (-l?`t?d or -l?-t?d), a. [LL. cullatus, fr. L. cucullus a cap, hood. See {Cowl} a hood.] 1. Hooded; cowled; covered, as with a hood. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Having the edges toward the base rolled inward, as the leaf of the commonest American blue violet. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Having the prothorax elevated so as to form a sort of hood, receiving the head, as in certain insects. (b) Having a hoodlike crest on the head, as certain birds, mammals, and reptiles. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cucullate — [kyo͞o kul′āt΄, kyo͞o kul′it; kyo͞o′kə lāt΄, kyo͞o kə′lit] adj. [LL(Ec) cuculatus < cuculla, for L cucullus, hood: see COWL1] shaped like a hood; cowled, as the leaves of violets: also cucullated …   English World dictionary

  • cucullate — adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin cucullatus, from Latin cucullus hood Date: 1794 having the shape of a hood < a cucullate leaf > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cucullate — adjective Of or pertaining to having a hood; shaped like a hood Several varities of orchid feature cucullate petals …   Wiktionary

  • cucullate — adj. [L. cucullus, hood] Hooded; having a hood like structure or mark …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cucullate — /kyooh keuh layt , kyooh kul ayt/, adj. resembling a cowl or hood. Also, cucullated /kyooh keuh lay tid, kyooh kul ay /. [1785 95; < LL cucullatus having a hood, equiv. to L cucull(us) a covering, hood + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cucullate — hooded; hood shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cucullate — a.; (also cucullated) 1. Hooded, cowled. 2. Hood shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cucullate — cu·cul·late …   English syllables

  • cucullate — cu•cul•late [[t]ˈkyu kəˌleɪt, kyuˈkʌl eɪt[/t]] also cu•cul•lat•ed [[t] kəˌleɪ tɪd, ˈkʌl eɪ [/t]] adj. resembling a cowl or hood • Etymology: 1785–95; < LL cucullātus having a hood = L cucull(us) a covering, hood + ātus ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • cucullate — /ˈkjukəleɪt/ (say kyoohkuhlayt), / lət/ (say luht) adjective 1. cowled; hooded. 2. resembling a cowl or hood. Also, cucullated. {Late Latin cucullātus hooded} …   Australian English dictionary

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