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Meaning of SPICULATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Spic"u*late\, a. [L. spiculatus, p. p. of spiculare
    to sharpen, to point, fr. spiculum a dart.]
    1. Covered with, or having, spicules.
    
    2. (Bot.) Covered with minute spicul[ae], or pointed fleshy
       appendages; divided into small spikelets.
    
    
  2. \Spic"u*late\, v. t.
    To sharpen to a point. [R.] ``With spiculated paling.''
    --Mason.
    
    
 

 

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