American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having one or more longitudinal grooves or channels.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Channeled; furrowed; grooved. Specifically— In entomology, having a central longitudinal furrow which is broad and well defined, but not very deep: said of the lower surface of the thorax when it is grooved for the reception of the rostrum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a channel or groove, as in the leafstalks of most palms.
- adj. having thin parallel channels
- Latin canaliculatus ("channelled"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin canāliculātus, from canāliculus, diminutive of canālis, channel; see canal. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dianthoides, several Astragali, one with the pinnulae dentato serratis, petiola spinosa, a tufted Monocotyledonous plant with terete canaliculate subulate leaves, _Salvia_, Gramen alterum, Composita dislocata,”
“Shell fusiform; base canaliculate; spire elevated; columella smooth and concave.”
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