from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Having the shape of a cowl or hood; hooded: cucullate sepals.
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- adj. cucullated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hooded; cowled; covered, as with a hood.
- adj. Having the edges toward the base rolled inward, as the leaf of the commonest American blue violet.
- adj. Having the prothorax elevated so as to form a sort of hood, receiving the head, as in certain insects.
- adj. Having a hoodlike crest on the head, as certain birds, mammals, and reptiles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hooded; cowled; covered as with a hood.
- In botany, having the shape or semblance of a hood; wide at the top and drawn to a point below, in the shape of a cornet of paper; like or likened to a hood: as, a cucullate leaf or nectary. In mosses it is specifically applied to a conical calyptra cleft at one side.
- In zoology, hooded; having the head shaped, marked, or colored as if hooded or cowled: specifically applied, in entomology, to the prothorax of an insect when it is elevated or otherwise shaped into a kind of hood or cowl for the head.
Medieval Latin cucullātus, from Latin cucullus, hood.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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