from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Strap-shaped.
- adj. Having a ligule.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like a strap or long tongue
- adj. Having a ligule
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a bandage, or strap; strap-shaped.
- adj. Composed of ligules.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany: Strap-shaped: said chiefly of the rays of the tubuliflorous and the corollas of the liguliflorous Compositæ.
- Furnished with a ligule: as, a ligulate grass; having a ligulate corolla: as, a ligulate flower; having ligulate flowers: as, a ligulate head.
- In zoology, strap-shaped: specifically applied
- to the cochlea of vertebrates below mammals, in distinction from helicine or helicoid;
- in entomology, to parts which are long, narrow, flat, and parallel-sided or nearly so, as the tongue of a butterfly.
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