American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Arranged in folds like those of a fan; pleated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, folded like a fan; plaited: as, a plicate leaf.
- In zoology and anatomy, plaited, plexed, or folded; formed into a plication.
- In entomology, having parallel raised lines which are sharply cut on one side, but on the other descend gradually to the next line, as a surface; plaited or folded. Also plicative, plicated.
- adj. biology Folded multiple times lengthwise like a fan, usually lending stiffness to a flat structure such as a leaf; corrugated; pleated.
- v. To fold or pleat (usually used in passive).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Plaited; folded like a fan.
- v. fold into pleats,
- From Latin plicātus, perfect passive participle of plicō ("I fold"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin plicātus, past participle of plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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