Imbricative Im"bri*ca*tive, a. (Bot.) Imbricate. [1913 Webster]

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  • imbricative — …   Useful english dictionary

  • imbricate — imbricately, adv. imbricative, adj. adj. /im bri kit, kayt /; v. /im bri kayt /, adj., v., imbricated, imbricating. adj. 1. overlapping in sequence, as tiles or shingles on a roof. 2. of, pertaining to, or resembling overlapping tiles, as… …   Universalium

  • estivation — (è sti va sion) s. f. 1°   Terme de botanique. Synonyme de préfloraison, agencement qu observent les diverses parties de la fleur avant leur épanouissement.    Estivation valvaire, où les pièces florales se touchent seulement par leurs bords.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • imbricate — /ˈɪmbrəkeɪt/ (say imbruhkayt) adjective Also, imbricated. 1. bent and hollowed like a pantile. 2. of, like, or decorated with lines or curves resembling overlapping roof tiles. 3. Architecture of or relating to tiles, slates, shingles, etc.,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • imbricate —   a. overlapping; v.i. & t. be or make imbricate.    ♦ imbrication, n. intricacy.    ♦ imbricative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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