from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Having one end thickened; club-shaped: clavate antennae.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling a club, becoming increasingly wide from the base to the distal end.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Club-shaped; having the form of a club; growing gradually thicker toward the top. [See Illust. of antennae.]
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Club-shaped; having the form of a club; growing gradually thicker toward the top; claviform.
- Like a nail.
Curious transformation in Carthamus was observed, either affecting the involucrum alone, when those branches that would have become flowers become clavate, covered with very dense aristate leaves, or affecting the florets which become more or less converted in the branches.
Capitate: with a head: that type of clavate antenna in which the club is abruptly enlarged at tip and forms a spherical mass.
A new species belonging to the tribe of Solitary Wasps, _Odynerus clavicornis_, is perhaps the most interesting insect in the collection; this Wasp has clavate antennæ, the flagellum being broadly dilated towards the apex, convex above and concave beneath.
Abdomen aciculate as in the worker, but much more deeply strangulated between the first and second segments; the petiole rugose and clavate.
Onopordinis_, but proportionably more elongate and less convex; rostrum and thorax longer; pilosity of the body underneath much thinner and shorter; thighs thicker, more clavate, the anterior evidently costate-rugose underneath; without whitish marks on the elytra, and without that layer of light-brown earth-like pollinose transudation which is often wanting in rubbed specimens of _Larinus
Abdomen: with an elongate clavate petiole; the first segment with an oblique yellow macula on each side, the third with a large lateral macula at its base, and the following segments entirely yellow.
Stem green, about five feet high, clavate, or club-formed; thickest at the top, where it measures nearly two inches, and a half in diameter.
DD. Joints of rachis and pedicels of upper spikelets clavate or trumpet-shaped and tips cupular with toothed margins.
Hairs on the margins and keels of glume III pointed and not clavate.
The inflorescence consists of a solitary, glabrous, and compressed spike, with a somewhat fragile rachis; the joints are compressed, hollow and clavate.