American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or resembling nails or claws.
- adj. Zoology Having nails or claws, as opposed to hooves. Used of mammals.
- adj. Botany Having a claw-shaped base: an unguiculate petal.
- n. Zoology A mammal having nails or claws.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs; not ungulate nor muticous, as a mammal; belonging to the Unguiculata.
- In botany, furnished with a claw or claw-like base; clawed: said of petals; also, ending in a point like a claw.
- In entomology, hooked, as if clawed.
- n. A member of the Unguiculata.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the Unguiculata.
- adj. Furnished with nails, claws, or hooks; clawed. See the Note under nail, n., 1.
- adj. (Bot.) Furnished with a claw, or a narrow stalklike base, as the petals of a carnation.
- adj. having or resembling claws or nails
- n. a mammal having nails or claws
- New Latin unguiculātus, from Latin unguiculus, fingernail, diminutive of unguis; see unguis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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