plicate

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English[edit]

A plicate palm frond.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plicātus, perfect passive participle of plicō (I fold).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈplaɪkət/, /ˈplaɪ.keɪt/ (adjective)
  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /plɪˈkeɪt/, /plaɪˈkeɪt/ (verb)

Adjective[edit]

plicate (comparative more plicate, superlative most plicate)

  1. (biology) Folded multiple times lengthwise like a fan, usually lending stiffness to a flat structure such as a leaf; corrugated; pleated.

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Verb[edit]

plicate (third-person singular simple present plicates, present participle plicating, simple past and past participle plicated)

  1. (chiefly biology) To fold or pleat (usually used in passive).

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

plicāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of plicātus