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1. Having a form or curvature suggestive of a lyre.
2. Botany Having a pinnately divided leaf with an enlarged terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobes.
1. shaped like a lyre
2. (Botany) (of leaves) having a large terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobes
[C18: from New Latin lyrātus, Latin from lyra lyre]
ly•rate(ˈlaɪ reɪt, -rɪt)
1. (of a pinnate leaf) divided transversely into several lobes, the smallest at the base.
[1750–60; < New Latin]