Fastigiated
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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  • fastigiated — fas·tig·i·at·ed …   English syllables

  • fastigiated — adjective see fastigiate * * * fastigˈiated adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑fastigiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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

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