Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or consisting of minute scales.
  • adjective Of or relating to a lichen having a thallus consisting of numerous squamules.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as squamulate.

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

  • adjective Having little scales; squamellate; squamulate.

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

  • adjective botany, mycology Having small scales.

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

  • adjective covered with tiny scales

Etymologies

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

[Latin squāmula, diminutive of squāma, scale + –ose.]

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