adj. having a border of a different color (Botany, Zoology)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Limbate — Lim bate (l[i^]m b[asl]t), a. [L. limbatus, fr. limbus border, edge. See {Limbus}.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Bordered, as when one color is surrounded by an edging of another. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limbate — (adj.) edged, bordered, 1826, from L.L. limbatus, from L. limbus (see LIMB (Cf. limb) (n.2)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • limbate — [lim′bāt΄] adj. [LL limbatus < L limbus: see LIMBO1] having a distinct border or edging, as of a color different from the main part of a plant …   English World dictionary

  • limbate — ˈlimˌbāt adjective Etymology: Late Latin limbatus bordered, from Latin limbus border + atus ate : having a part of one color surrounded by an edging of another color a limbate leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • limbate — adj. [L. limbus, an edge] 1. Having a margin or limb of another color. 2. (ANNELIDA) Term used to describe seta with a flattened margin to the blade …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • limbate — /lim bayt/, adj. Bot., Zool. bordered, as a flower in which one color is surrounded by an edging of another. [1820 30; < LL limbatus bordered, edged. See LIMB2, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • limbate — adjective /ˈlɪm.beɪt/ Having a distinct edge, especially one of a different colour; bordered. Syn: bordered, edged …   Wiktionary

  • limbate — lim·bate …   English syllables

  • limbate — /ˈlɪmbeɪt/ (say limbayt) adjective bordered, as a flower in which one colour is surrounded by an edging of another. {Late Latin limbātus, from Latin limbus limb2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • limbate —   a. having border, especially (Botany) of different colour from the rest.    ♦ limbation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.