calceolate


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cal·ce·o·late

 (kăl′sē-ə-lāt′)
adj.
Shaped like a slipper, as the pouchlike petal of the flower of the lady's slipper.

[From Latin calceolus, diminutive of calceus, shoe, from calx, calc-, heel.]

cal•ce•o•late

(ˈkæl si əˌleɪt)

adj.
having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids.
[1860–65; < Latin calceol(us) small shoe (calce(us) shoe, derivative of calx heel + -olus -ole1) + -ate1]
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Adj.1.calceolate - of slipper-shaped blossoms; "the calceiform lip of certain orchids"