Definitions

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

  • adjective Tapering to a point; awl-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin sūbulātus, from Latin sūbula, awl; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]

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