from The Century Dictionary.

  • To form or become a papilla.
  • To cover with papillæ; place papillæ on.
  • Formed into a papilla; papillary or papilliform.
  • Studded with papillæ; papilliferous; papillary; in botany, covered with papillæ, or ending in a papilla. Also papillated.

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

  • verb To cover with papillæ; to take the form of a papilla, or of papillæ.
  • adjective Same as papillose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective covered in papillae

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

  • adjective resembling or covered with papillae


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  • In some leaves the cuticle is very thick and even papillate as in the leaves of _Aristida setacea_ and _Panicum repens_ whilst in others it is very thin, as in the leaves of _Panicum colonum_ and _P. fluitans_.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • Above stairs, more than one head _en papillate_ took a furtive peep between the curtains; and the butler of the family, in corduroys and a fur cap, was weeding turnips in the lawn before the door.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2


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