Definitions for vermiculatevərˈmɪk yəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt
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ver•mic•u•latevərˈmɪk yəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt(v.; adj.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing
(v.t.)to work or ornament with wavy lines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm.
Origin of vermiculate:
1595–1605; < L vermiculātus. See vermicular , -ate1
vermiculate, worm-eaten, wormy(adj)
infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculated(verb)
decorated with wormlike tracery or markings
"vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework"
decorate with wavy or winding lines
to decorate with lines resembling the tracks of worms
Like a worm; resembling a worm.
Origin: From vermiculatus, past participle of vermiculor, from vermiculus
to form or work, as by inlaying, with irregular lines or impressions resembling the tracks of worms, or appearing as if formed by the motion of worms
wormlike in shape; covered with wormlike elevations; marked with irregular fine lines of color, or with irregular wavy impressed lines like worm tracks; as, a vermiculate nut
crawling or creeping like a worm; hence, insinuating; sophistical
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