from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Having erect and almost parallel branches tapering toward the top, as in the Lombardy poplar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Erect and parallel
- adj. Having closely-bunched erect parallel branches
- adj. Characterized by a fastigium, a cavity separating the intexine from the sexine near the endoaperture of a colporate pollen grain.
- adj. Tapering to a point
- n. A tree or shrub with erect, parallel branches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Narrowing towards the top.
- adj. Clustered, parallel, and upright, as the branches of the Lombardy poplar; pointed.
- adj. United into a conical bundle, or into a bundle with an enlarged head, like a sheaf of wheat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pointed; rising up to a point; narrowed to the top, as a sloping roof; sloping upward to a summit, point, or edge.
- Specifically—2. In botany, having the branches parallel and erect, as in the Lombardy poplar.
- 3. In zoology, tapering regularly to a more or less acute apex.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)
Medieval Latin fastīgiātus, high, from Latin fastīgium, apex, height.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fastigiatus ("peaked"), from fastigium ("peak"). (Wiktionary)