from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or having a mucro; ending abruptly in a sharp point.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Narrowed to a point; ending in a tip; having a mucro: as, a mucronate feather, shell, leaf; a mucronate process.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Ending abruptly in a sharp point; abruptly tipped with a short and sharp point.
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- adjective biology Terminating in a
mucro(an abruptly tapering pointor a sharp spine) such as at the end of a leaf.
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These are placed, six together, in the interior of long-stalked, ovate, mucronate, smooth, deep brown follicles, of a tough papery texture, and lined with a thin fur of stellate hairs.
There also grew, in the sandy bed of this river, a new white-flowered MELALEUCA, resembling M. ERICIFOLIA, but with long mucronate leaves90; and, in the scrubby bank the
Another water lily used as food in the same manner is N. lotus L. (English: white lotus, winter lotus, Luo: yunga) which is much like N. nouchali but with white-to-cream flowers and toothed leaves which have a sharp point at the tip (mucronate).
The _fourth glume_ is coriaceous, broadly ovate, tip acutely pointed and almost cuspidate or acute, mucronate, white or brownish, reticulately minutely pitted.
Glumes are many, broad, obtuse, acute or mucronate, never awned, dorsally rounded and keeled; the first and the second glumes are much shorter than the spikelet, equal or unequal, empty, persistent or separately deciduous,
The leaflets are evenly arranged in pairs, mostly in six pairs; they are each about 2in. long, lance-shaped, mucronate, entire, smooth, and glaucous.
The first two glumes are empty, thin, keeled, and acute or mucronate.
The _glume_ is about 1/6 inch long, ovate-oblong, somewhat boat-shaped, acute and shortly mucronate, strongly keeled, ciliate on the keel and margins, 5-nerved, the lateral nerves forming a thickened margin;
The flowering _glumes_ are ovate, mucronate or awned, paleate; _palea_ is shorter than the glume, ovate-oblong, obtuse or 2-fid.
The _fourth glume_ is thinly coriaceous, shining, striolate, broadly ovate, mucronate, compressed, faintly and thinly 5-nerved and _palea_ with infolded margins.