from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. shaped like a tongue

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of the tongue; tongue-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a tongue; lingulate: specifically, in entomology, said of processes or parts that are flat, somewhat linear, and rounded at the tip.


From Latin lingua ("tongue") +‎ -form. (Wiktionary)


  • To this may be added that a constant current of fresh water passes beneath the carapace in a direction from behind forwards, maintained as in the adult animal, by a foliaceous or linguiform appendage of the second pair of maxillae (Figure 18).

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

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