Definition for A-CU'LE-ATE

A-CU'LE-ATE, a. [L. aculeus, from acus, Gr. ακη, a point, and the diminutive ul. See Acid.]

  1. In botany, having prickles, or sharp points; pointed; used chiefly to denote prickles fixed in the bark, in distinction from thorns, which grow from the wood. – Milne.
  2. In zoology, having a sting.

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