from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a puckered or blistered appearance: bullate leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling a bulla or blister; inflated; blistered; bulliform.
- adj. Of bacterial cultures, having a a growth which is blistered; rising in convex prominences.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Appearing as if blistered; inflated; puckered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having elevations like blisters.
- In pathology, blistered.
- In anatomy, inflated; vaulted; ventricous; fornicated and with thin walls: as, a bullate tympanic bone (that is, one forming a bulla ossea).
- In zoology, having the surface covered with irregular and slight elevations, giving a blistered appearance.
- To bubble or boil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of leaves; appearing puckered as if blistered
Of money they haue no vse at all, and therefore prefer brasse and steele before other metals, specially bullate, which they vse for swordes, kniues, and other necessaries.
Such leaves as those of the hedgehog holly, _Ilex Aquifolium_, var. _feroæ_, and, to a less extent, bullate leaves, may also be mentioned here as illustrations of hypertrophy or enation.
Vesicular: More or less covered with minute vesicles due to gas formation; more minute than bullate.