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From Latin umbraculum (anything that furnishes shade, a bower, umbrella), diminutive of umbra (a shade) + -form.


umbraculiform (comparative more umbraculiform, superlative most umbraculiform)

  1. (botany) Having the form of anything that serves to shade, such as a treetop or especially an umbrella.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for umbraculiform in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)