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

  • adj. Strap-shaped.
  • adj. Having a ligule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaped like a strap or long tongue
  • adj. Having a ligule

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a bandage, or strap; strap-shaped.
  • adj. Composed of ligules.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany: Strap-shaped: said chiefly of the rays of the tubuliflorous and the corollas of the liguliflorous Compositæ.
  • Furnished with a ligule: as, a ligulate grass; having a ligulate corolla: as, a ligulate flower; having ligulate flowers: as, a ligulate head.
  • In zoology, strap-shaped: specifically applied
  • to the cochlea of vertebrates below mammals, in distinction from helicine or helicoid;
  • in entomology, to parts which are long, narrow, flat, and parallel-sided or nearly so, as the tongue of a butterfly.


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