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

  • adj. Biology Tapering to a point; awl-shaped: a subulate leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Awl-shaped; tapering into a sharp point from a broader base.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Very narrow, and tapering gradually to a fine point from a broadish base; awl-shaped; linear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Awlshaped; subuliform; in bot., zoöl., etc., slender, more or less cylindrical, and tapering to a point. See awl-shaped, 2.


New Latin sūbulātus, from Latin sūbula, awl; see syū- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • get to the point, or I blow this joint

    May 12, 2008