Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See levigate.

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

  • adjective (Biol.) Having a smooth surface, as if polished.

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  • verb hypercorrect Nonstandard spelling of levigate.

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  • Although this variant is common and accepted throughout the literatures of botany and palynology (Jackson, D.D., 1928. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, 4th ed., Duckworth, 481 pp.), I believe levigate is the more correct adjectival derivative of the Latin term levigatus.

    December 14, 2010