lingulate [ling-gyuh-leyt] Word Origin adjective

  1. formed like a tongue; ligulate.

Also lin·gu·lat·ed. Origin of lingulate 1790–1800; Latin lingulātus tongue-shaped; see lingula, -ate1 British Dictionary definitions for lingulate lingulate lingulated adjective

  1. shaped like a tonguea lingulate leaf

Word Origin for lingulate C19: from Latin lingulātus

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