from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rather acute; specifically, in botany, barely acute or verging toward an acute form.


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  • From the main leafstock grow several pairs of stalked pinnæ, with the divisions ovate-oblong, acutish, crenate-serrulate, obliquely cordate or subcordate.

    The Fern Lover's Companion A Guide for the Northeastern States and Canada

  • = -- Buds small, reddish-brown, ovate to oval, acutish, partially hidden by enlarged base of petiole.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

  • _Q. coccinea_, tips papery and transversely rugulose, obtuse or rounded, or some of them acutish, often lacerate-edged, loose towards the thick and open edge of the cup: acorn small: kernel yellow within and bitter.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

  • Leaves pinnately compound, alternate; petiole swollen at the base, covering bud of the next season; often with spines in the place of stipules; leaflets 7-21, opposite or scattered, 3/4-1-1/4 inches long, about half as wide, light green; outline ovate or oval-oblong; apex round or obtuse, tipped with a minute point; base truncate, rounded, obtuse or acutish; distinctly short-stalked; stipellate at first.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England


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