American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a cusp.
- adj. Biology Terminating in or tipped with a sharp firm point: a cuspidate leaf apex.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make cuspidate or pointed; sharpen.
- Furnished with or ending in a cusp or cuspis: mucronate: as, cuspidate leaves (leaves tipped with a sharp rigid point or spine, as in thistles).
- Specifically, having a single cusp, as a canine tooth.
- adj. Having a cusp
- adj. botany, of a leaf Tapering to a sharp, firm point
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make pointed or sharp.
- adj. Having a sharp end, like the point of a spear; terminating in a hard point.
- adj. having cusps or points
- Latin cuspidatus. (Wiktionary)
- Latin cuspidātus, past participle of cuspidāre, to make pointed, from cuspis, cuspid-, point. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Resveratrol comes from grapes (hence the benefit of red wine), peanuts, berries, and a Chinese herb called hu zhang (polygonum cuspidate, also known as giant knotweed, which is a common ingredient in many Chinese herbal formulas).”
“The _fourth glume_ is smooth, shining, broadly oblong, faintly 5-nerved, apex rounded or cuspidate with a few cilia; paleate with a single bisexual flower; _palea_ is similar to the glume in structure.”
“The _second glume_ is as long as the third, broadly ovate, cuspidate, 5-nerved sometimes with two partial nerves added one on each side of the central vein, pubescent between the veins and hispid on the veins.”
“The _fourth glume_ is coriaceous, broadly ovate, tip acutely pointed and almost cuspidate or acute, mucronate, white or brownish, reticulately minutely pitted.”
“The _second glume_ is broadly ovate acute, rather cuspidate, usually 5-nerved (rarely 7-nerved).”
“The first glume is coriaceous, oblong or lanceolate, convex more or less, marginally winged above the middle, truncate or two-cuspidate at the apex and awnless.”
“The _fourth glume_ is chartaceous, shining, smooth ovate-oblong, apex cuspidate, with a few hairs on the edges at the apex, faintly 5-nerved.”
“The _first glume_ is half of the third glume, thin, membranous, hairy, broadly ovate, abruptly cuspidate at the apex, and acuminate, 5-nerved (rarely 3-nerved).”
“If the mitral cuspidate valves do not prevent the egress of fuliginous vapours to the lungs, how should they oppose the escape of air?”
“Has the sterile segment thicker and cuspidate, the stipe slender and the secondary veins forming”
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