Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a cusp.
  • adjective Biology Terminating in or tipped with a sharp firm point.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnished with or ending in a cusp or cuspis: mucronate: as, cuspidate leaves (leaves tipped with a sharp rigid point or spine, as in thistles).
  • Specifically, having a single cusp, as a canine tooth.
  • To make cuspidate or pointed; sharpen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make pointed or sharp.
  • adjective Having a sharp end, like the point of a spear; terminating in a hard point.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a cusp
  • adjective botany, of a leaf Tapering to a sharp, firm point

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having cusps or points

Etymologies

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

[Latin cuspidātus, past participle of cuspidāre, to make pointed, from cuspis, cuspid-, point.]

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Latin cuspidatus.

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  • to make a point - N.B. not cupidate

    March 22, 2012