marginate [mahr-juh-neyt] Word Origin adjective Also mar·gin·at·ed.
- having a .
- Entomology. having the of a distinct color: marginate with purple.
verb (used with object), mar·gin·at·ed, mar·gin·at·ing.
- to furnish with a ; border.
Origin of marginate 1600–10; Latin marginātus, past participle of margināre to provide with borders or edges. See, Related formsmar·gin·a·tion, nounun·mar·gin·at·ed, adjective British Dictionary definitions for marginate marginate verb
- (tr) to provide with a margin or margins
- biology having a margin of a distinct colour or formmarginate leaves
Derived Formsmargination, nounWord Origin for marginate C18: from Latin margināre