from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Ending abruptly with a sharp, flexible tip: an apiculate leaf.
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- adj. Having a short, sharply pointed tip
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Terminated abruptly by a small, distinct point, as a leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, tipped with a short and abrupt point: applied to a leaf or any other part which is suddenly terminated by a distinct point or apiculus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a leaf shape) having a short sharply pointed tip
The _second glume_ is longer than the first, linear-lanceolate, acute, occasionally 2-toothed and apiculate, 1-veined about 1/4 inch long and with a smooth keel.
The _fourth glume_ is slightly shorter than the third, oblong or elliptic, apiculate, minutely rugulose, thinly coriaceous, with bisexual flower;
The second glume is oblong or oblong-lanceolate, apiculate, chartaceous, 3-nerved and with a perfect flower; palea is as long as the glume, 2-nerved.
The _third glume_ and the succeeding flowering glumes are ovate-oblong, obtuse or apiculate, with sub-marginal lateral veins; _palea_ are broadly oblong with silkily ciliate keels.
Leaves 3-6 x 2-3 cm, ovate or elliptic-oblong, apiculate, rounded at base, sub-coriaceous.
Oogonia not apiculate; antheridial branches always from the oogonial branches A. racbmosa.
_first glume_ is small, oblong, obtuse or apiculate.