American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having ears, auricles, or earlobe-shaped parts or extensions.
- adj. Shaped like an earlobe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ear-shaped; like or likened to an auricle; auriform.
- Having ears; provided with ears, auricles, or ear-like parts: in botany, said of a leaf with a pair of small blunt projections or ears at the base.
- adj. alternative spelling of auriculated.
- adj. botany, of leaves Having two round lobes, often curved, at the base extending beyond the attachment point.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having lobes or appendages like the ear; shaped like the ear; auricled.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Having an angular projection on one or both sides, as in certain bivalve shells, the foot of some gastropods, etc.
- adj. having auricles
- From Latin auricula, auricle; see auricle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The stem is attached at the concave margin, where the cap is auriculate and has a prominent boss or elevation, and bent at right angles with a characteristic curve.”
“-- Edges of colonies: e, Lobar-lobulate; f, auriculate; g, lacerate; h, fimbriate; i, ciliate.] (F) ~Optical Characters~ (after Shuttleworth).”
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