spicate definition by Webster's New World
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- Biol. spikelike in form
- arranged in a spike or spikes
Origin: Classical Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare, to provide with spikes ; from spica, a point, spike
spicate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Borne in or forming a spike.
Origin: Latin spīcātus, from spīca, ear of grain.