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Ending abruptly with a sharp, flexible tip: an apiculate leaf.

[From New Latin apiculus, sharp point, diminutive of Latin apex, apic-, point.]


(əˈpɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
(Botany) (of leaves) ending in a short sharp point
[C19: from New Latin apiculātus, from apiculus a short point, from apex]


(əˈpɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

tipped with a short, abrupt point, as a leaf.
[1820–30; < New Latin apiculātus <apicul(us), diminutive of Latin apex]
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Adj.1.apiculate - (of a leaf shape) having a short sharply pointed tip
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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Leaflets obovate to elliptic, 3-18 mm long, 3-9 mm wide, pubescent, upper half serrate, apiculate.
Terminal hairs forming a dense head with stout, spiraled with 3-4 convolutions, Ascospores lemon-shaped, apiculate on both ends, 7-10.
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