Definition for STEL'LATE, or STEL'LA-TED

STEL'LATE, or STEL'LA-TED, a. [L. stellatus.]

  1. Resembling a star; radiated.
  2. In botany, stellate or verticillate leaves are when more leaves than two surround the stern in a whorl, or when they radiate like the spokes of a wheel, or like a star. A stellate bristle is when a little star of smaller hairs is affixed to the end; applied also to the stigma. A stellate flower is a radiate flower. – Martyn.

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