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pul·vi·nate

 (pŭl′və-nāt′) also pul·vi·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Shaped like a cushion.
2. Botany Having a swelling at the base. Used of a leafstalk.
3. pulvinated Architecture Having a convex face or profile: a pulvinated frieze.

[Latin pulvīnātus, from pulvīnus, cushion.]

pulvinate

(ˈpʌlvɪˌneɪt) or

pulvinated

adj
1. (Architecture) architect (of a frieze) curved convexly; having a swelling
2. (Botany) botany
a. shaped like a cushion
b. (of a leafstalk) having a pulvinus
[C19: from Latin pulvīnātus cushion-shaped]

pul•vi•nate

(ˈpʌl vəˌneɪt)

also pul′vi•nat`ed,



adj.
1. cushion-shaped.
2. having a pulvinus.
[1815–25; < Latin pulvīnātus cushioned =pulvīn(us) cushion + -ātus -ate1]
pul′vi•nate`ly, adv.