aculeated

adjective
having or resembling a stinger or barb
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aculeate insects such as bees and wasps

Syn: ↑aculeate
Pertains to noun: ↑aculeus, ↑aculeus (for: ↑aculeate)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Aculeated — A*cu le*a ted, a. Having a sharp point; armed with prickles; prickly; aculeate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aculeated — adjective Having a sharp point; armed with prickles. Syn: prickly, aculeate …   Wiktionary

  • Sharpness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sharpness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sharpness sharpness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 acuity acuity acumination Sgm: N 1 spinosity spinosity GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 point point spike …   English dictionary for students

  • aculeate — /euh kyooh lee it, ayt /, adj. 1. Biol. having or being any sharp pointed structure. 2. having a slender ovipositor or sting, as the hymenopterous insects. 3. pointed; stinging. Also, aculeated. [1595 1605; < L aculeatus. See ACULEUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • aculeate — /əˈkjulieɪt/ (say uh kyoohleeayt) adjective 1. Biology having or denoting any sharp pointed structure. 2. having a slender ovipositor or sting, as the hymenopterous insects. 3. pointed; stinging. Also, aculeated. {Latin acūleātus prickly} …   Australian English dictionary

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