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Meaning of FASTIGIATE

Pronunciation:  fa'stijeeit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (botany) having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)
 

FASTIGIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: erect, upright, vertical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fas*tig"i*ate\, Fastigiated \Fas*tig"i*a`ted\, a.
[L. fastigium gable end, top, height, summit.]
1. Narrowing towards the top.

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

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

 

 

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