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

  • adj. Shaped like a tongue: lingulate antennae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In the shape of a tongue

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like the tongue or a strap; ligulate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed like a tongue; strap-shaped; ligulate.

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

  • adj. shaped like a tongue


Latin lingul─ütus, from lingula, diminutive of lingua, tongue; see lingua.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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