Biol. slender and tapering to a point; awl-shaped
Origin of subulateModern Latin subulatus from Classical Latin subula, an awl from an unverified form sudhla from suere, sew
Tapering to a point; awl-shaped: a subulate leaf.
Origin of subulateNew Latin sūbulātus from Latin sūbula awl ; see syū- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more subulate, superlative most subulate)