from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or having a mucro; ending abruptly in a sharp point: mucronate feathers; a mucronate leaf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Terminating in a mucro (an abruptly tapering point or a sharp spine) such as at the end of a leaf.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ending abruptly in a sharp point; abruptly tipped with a short and sharp point.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Narrowed to a point; ending in a tip; having a mucro: as, a mucronate feather, shell, leaf; a mucronate process.
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There also grew, in the sandy bed of this river, a new white-flowered MELALEUCA, resembling M. ERICIFOLIA, but with long mucronate leaves90; and, in the scrubby bank the
These are placed, six together, in the interior of long-stalked, ovate, mucronate, smooth, deep brown follicles, of a tough papery texture, and lined with a thin fur of stellate hairs.
Another water lily used as food in the same manner is N. lotus L. (English: white lotus, winter lotus, Luo: yunga) which is much like N. nouchali but with white-to-cream flowers and toothed leaves which have a sharp point at the tip (mucronate).
The leaflets are evenly arranged in pairs, mostly in six pairs; they are each about 2in. long, lance-shaped, mucronate, entire, smooth, and glaucous.
The first two glumes are empty, thin, keeled, and acute or mucronate.
The flowering _glumes_ are ovate, mucronate or awned, paleate; _palea_ is shorter than the glume, ovate-oblong, obtuse or 2-fid.
The _fourth glume_ is thinly coriaceous, shining, striolate, broadly ovate, mucronate, compressed, faintly and thinly 5-nerved and _palea_ with infolded margins.
Glumes are many, broad, obtuse, acute or mucronate, never awned, dorsally rounded and keeled; the first and the second glumes are much shorter than the spikelet, equal or unequal, empty, persistent or separately deciduous,
The _fourth glume_ is coriaceous, broadly ovate, tip acutely pointed and almost cuspidate or acute, mucronate, white or brownish, reticulately minutely pitted.
The _glume_ is about 1/6 inch long, ovate-oblong, somewhat boat-shaped, acute and shortly mucronate, strongly keeled, ciliate on the keel and margins, 5-nerved, the lateral nerves forming a thickened margin;
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