from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Forming or enclosed in a sheath.
- adj. Resembling a sheath.
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- adj. vaginated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Invested with, or as if with, a sheath.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sheathed; invaginated; furnished with or contained in a vagina; vaginated.
- Forming or formed into a sheath; vaginal, as a leaf.
- n. A vaginate or sheathed polyp.
- To sheathe; invaginate.
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Polygoneae is certainly to be acknowledged, but they are similar to those of Costus, and hence not stipulae, but an extension of the margin of the vaginate petiole, from which veins are prolonged into it; the functions of these are not stomatose, since they are membranous, the veins being the only green parts.
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