Definitions

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

  • adj. Having a beaklike part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a process resembling the beak of a bird; beaked; rostellate.
  • adj. Furnished or adorned with beaks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a process resembling the beak of a bird; beaked; rostellate.
  • adj. Furnished or adorned with beaks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished or adorned with beaks: as, rostrated galleys.
  • In botany, beaked; having a process resembling the beak of a bird.
  • In conchology, having a beak-like extension of the shell, in which the canal is situated; canaliculate; rostriferous. See cuts under murex and Rostellaria.
  • In entomology, provided with a rostrum or snout-like prolongation of the head, as the weevils; rhynchophorous.

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

  • adj. having a beak or beaklike snout or proboscis

Etymologies

Latin rōstrātus, from rōstrum, beak; see rostrum.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin rostratus, from rostrum ("beak"). (Wiktionary)

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  • In reference to Etymologies above, the "o" of L. rostrātus and L. rostrum is short instead of long.

    August 10, 2011