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

  • adj. Botany Almost glabrous or becoming glabrous with age or maturity: glabrate stems.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Becoming smooth (as if with age)
  • adj. Somewhat glabrous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Becoming smooth or glabrous from age.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, smooth; bald; glabrous; having no hair or other appendages.—
  • In botany, becoming glabrous from age; somewhat glabrous.


glabr(ous) + -ate1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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