Definitions

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

  • adj. Shaped like an urn: an urceolate corolla.

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  • adj. Shaped like an urn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a pitcher or urn; swelling below, and contracted at the orifice, as a calyx or corolla.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a pitcher; swelling out like a pitcher as respects the body, and contracted at the orifice, as a calyx or corolla.
  • Provided with or contained in an urceolus, as a rotifer.

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  • adj. urn-shaped; large below and contracted toward the mouth

Etymologies

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

New Latin urceolātus, from Latin urceolus, diminutive of urceus, jug.

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From the Latin urceolatus, from urceolus, diminutive of urceus

Examples

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  • "Saloona observed an urceolate figure who held a jeroboam of frothing liquor."

    "The Return of the Fire Witch" by Elizabeth Hand, p 239 of Errantry: Strange Stories

    May 1, 2013