fastigiate[fa stij′ē it, -āt′]
having a narrow, spirelike shape, as certain kinds of trees
Origin of fastigiateLate Latin fastigiatus, for Classical Latin fastigatus ; from fastigium, a slope, roof ; from Indo-European an unverified form bharsti- ; from base an unverified form bhars-: see fastidious
Having erect, clustered, almost parallel branches, as in the Lombardy poplar.
Origin of fastigiateMedieval Latin fastīgiātus, high, from Latin fastīgium, apex, height.
(comparative more fastigiate, superlative most fastigiate)
- (botany) Erect and parallel
- The branches of this species are fastigiate.
- (botany, horticulture) Having closely-bunched erect parallel branches
- This is a fastigiate variety.
- (palynology) Characterized by a fastigium, a cavity separating the intexine from the sexine near the endoaperture of a colporate pollen grain.
- The grains are 3-colporate and fastigiate.
- (horticulture) A tree or shrub with erect, parallel branches.