adjective Etymology: New Latin urceolatus, from Latin urceolus, diminutive of urceus pitcher Date: 1760 shaped like an urn <
urceolate corollas

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  • Urceolate — Ur ce*o*late, a. [L. urceolus, dim. of urceus a pitcher or waterpot.] (Nat. Hist.) Shaped like a pitcher or urn; swelling below, and contracted at the orifice, as a calyx or corolla. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.Etymology: Mid 18th century. From Latin urceolus little pitcher , urceus pitcher …   Wikipedia

  • urceolate — [ʉr′sē ə lit, ʉr′sē əlāt΄] adj. [ModL urceolatus < L urceolus, dim. of urceus, vase] shaped like a vase or urn …   English World dictionary

  • urceolate — adjective Shaped like an urn: an urceolate corolla. ]] …   Wiktionary

  • urceolate — /err see euh lit, layt /, adj. shaped like a pitcher; swelling out like the body of a pitcher and contracted at the orifice, as a corolla. [1750 60; < NL urceolatus, equiv. to L urceol(us), dim. of urceus pitcher + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • urceolate — SYN: urceiform. [L. urceolus, dim. of urceus, pitcher] * * * ur·ce·o·late (ər seґə lāt) urceiform …   Medical dictionary

  • urceolate — shaped like a pitcher Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • urceolate — adj. shaped like a vase, shaped like a pitcher …   English contemporary dictionary

  • urceolate — ur·ce·o·late …   English syllables

  • urceolate — ur•ce•o•late [[t]ˈɜr si ə lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] adj. bot shaped like a pitcher; swelling out in the middle and contracting at the top, as a corolla • Etymology: 1750–60; < NL urceolātus= L urceol(us), dim. of urceus pitcher + ātus ate I …   From formal English to slang