rugose

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English[edit]

Primula vulgaris has unusually rugose leaves

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rūgōsus (wrinkled).

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rugose (comparative more rugose, superlative most rugose)

  1. Having rugae or wrinkles, creases, ridges, or corrugation.
  2. (figuratively, rare) Rugged, rough, unrefined.
  3. (botany) Having a rough, wrinkled, or wavy surface; commonly in parasynthetic usage e.g. rugose-veined or rugose-leaved.
    • 1751, Anonymous, A General Natural History: Or, New and Accurate Descriptions Of The Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals, Of the Different Parts of the World[1], Thomas Osborne, pages 261–:
      Petraea foliis rugosis ovatis. The oval, rugose-leaved Petraea. The root is brachiated; the shrub rises to ten feet high: the leaves are three inches long, an inch and a half broad, even at the edges, and very rough to the touch: (Note: In modern nomenclature, the plant in question probably is Petrea rugosa, as the spelling "Petraea" does not seem to match any extant genus,)
    • 1866, Botanical Society of Edinburgh, Transactions of the Botanical Society[2], pages 459–:
      The original leaves were flat and very rugose, and almost hid by the numerous single-stemmed flowers; while the leaves produced in the umbellate state were larger, more upright, and less wrinkled.
  4. (paleontology) Describing a fossil coral of the extinct order †Rugosa (also called Tetracoralla), this order has horn-shaped corals with surfaces covered with ridges.
  5. (entomology) Used when combined with another adjective, for example, rugose-reticulate or rugose-punctate.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rugose

  1. Feminine plural of adjective rugoso.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rūgōse

  1. vocative masculine singular of rūgōsus