American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Covered with many short spines.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Formed with sharp points; full of sharp spines or prickles. Specifically
- adj. biology covered with short rough points or studs
- adj. mycology covered with crystals
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Formed with sharp points; full of sharp points or of pickles; covered, or roughened, as a surface, with sharp points or excrescences.
- Latin muricatus, from murex a pointed rock or stone. (Wiktionary)
- Latin mūricātus, shaped like a murex, pointed, from mūrex, murex. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Racemes many and whorled in the panicle; glume I of sessile spikelets muricate on the margins.”
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