Definitions for urceolateˈɜr si ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ur•ce•o•lateˈɜr si ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt(adj.)
shaped like a pitcher; swelling out in the middle and contracting at the top, as a corolla.
Origin of urceolate:
1750–60; < NL urceolātus= L urceol(us), dim. of urceus pitcher +-ātus -ate1
urn-shaped; large below and contracted toward the mouth
Shaped like an urn.
an urceolate corolla
Origin: From the urceolatus, from urceolus, diminutive of urceus
Urceolate literally means "shaped like an urn or pitcher", with a swollen middle and narrowing top. It is often used in botany to describe a feature of plant morphology. Examples of urceolate plant structures are the pitchers of many species of the pitcher plant genera Sarracenia and Nepenthes.
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