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 s&umacron;bulatus, from Latin s&umacron;bula, awl; see sy&umacron;- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more subulate, superlative most subulate)