Fastigiate Fas*tig"i*ate, Fastigiated Fas*tig"i*a`ted, a. [L. fastigium gable end, top, height, summit.] 1. Narrowing towards the top. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Clustered, parallel, and upright, as the branches of the Lombardy poplar; pointed. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) United into a conical bundle, or into a bundle with an enlarged head, like a sheaf of wheat. [1913 Webster]

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  • fastigiate — [fa stij′ē it, fa stij′ēāt΄] adj. [LL fastigiatus, for L fastigatus < fastigium, a slope, roof < IE * bharsti < base * bhars : see FASTIDIOUS] having a narrow, spirelike shape, as certain kinds of trees …   English World dictionary

  • fastigiate — 1. adjective /fæˈstɪdʒ.i.ɪt/ a) Erect and parallel The branches of this species are fastigiate. b) Having closely bunched erect parallel branches This is a fastigiate variety. 2. noun /fæˈstɪdʒ.i.ɪt/ A tree or shrub with erect, parallel branches …   Wiktionary

  • fastigiate — adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin *fastigiatus, from Latin fastigium more at bristle Date: 1662 narrowing toward the top; especially having upright usually clustered branches < fastigiate trees > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fastigiate — adj. [L. fastigium, gable end] Arranged into a conical bundle …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • fastigiate — /fa stij ee it, ayt /, adj. 1. rising to a pointed top. 2. Zool. joined together in a tapering adhering group. 3. Bot. a. erect and parallel, as branches. b. having such branches. Also, fastigiated. [1655 65; < L fastigi(um) height, highest point …   Universalium

  • fastigiate — [fa stɪdʒɪət, ɪeɪt] adjective Botany (of a tree) having the branches more or less parallel to the main stem. Origin C17: from L. fastigium tapering point, gable + ate2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • fastigiate — fas·tig·i·ate …   English syllables

  • fastigiate — fas•tig•i•ate [[t]fæˈstɪdʒ i ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] also fas•tig′i•at ed adj. 1) rising to a pointed top 2) Bot. bot erect and parallel, as branches • Etymology: 1655–65; < L fastīgi(um) height, highest point + ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • fastigiate — /fæsˈtɪdʒiət/ (say fas tijeeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) adjective 1. rising to a pointed top. 2. Zoology joined together in a tapering adhering group. 3. Botany a. erect and parallel, as branches. b. having such branches. Also, fastigiated. {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fastigiate — adj. Bot. 1 having a conical or tapering outline. 2 having parallel upright branches. Etymology: L fastigium gable top …   Useful english dictionary

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