from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Ending abruptly with a sharp, flexible tip: an apiculate leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


From New Latin apiculus, sharp point, diminutive of Latin apex, apic-, point.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin apiculatus (Wiktionary)



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