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.)

  1. shaped like a pitcher; swelling out in the middle and contracting at the top, as a corolla.

    Category: Botany

Origin of urceolate:

1750–60; < NL urceolātus= L urceol(us), dim. of urceus pitcher +-ātus -ate1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urceolate(adj)

    urn-shaped; large below and contracted toward the mouth


  1. urceolate(Adjective)

    Shaped like an urn.

    an urceolate corolla

  2. Origin: From the urceolatus, from urceolus, diminutive of urceus


  1. Urceolate

    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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