from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Tapering to a point; awl-shaped: a subulate leaf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Awl-shaped; tapering into a sharp point from a broader base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very narrow, and tapering gradually to a fine point from a broadish base; awl-shaped; linear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Awlshaped; subuliform; in bot., zoöl., etc., slender, more or less cylindrical, and tapering to a point. See awl-shaped, 2.
New Latin sūbulātus, from Latin sūbula, awl; see syū- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)