- Biol. spikelike in form
- arranged in a spike or spikes
Origin of spicateClassical Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare, to provide with spikes ; from spica, a point, spike
Borne in or forming a spike.
Origin of spicateLatin spīcātus, from spīca, ear of grain.
(comparative more spicate, superlative most spicate)
Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare (“to furnish with spikes, or ears”).