Definition of bullate in English:

bullate

adjective

Botany
  • Covered with rounded swellings like blisters.

    • ‘Adult leaf: often entire, mid-green blade, involute, slightly bullate and crinkled, very little pigment in the veins.’
    • ‘Nautilocalyx pemphidius High Resolution Another plant that is usually seen grown for its dark bullate foliage.’
    • ‘The distinguishing characteristic of this species is the extremely bullate leaves.’
    • ‘Paranephelius is composed of acaulescent herbs with showy, yellow capitula, sessile in the center of a basal rosette of leaves, often with bullate leaf surfaces.’
    • ‘The leaves are stalked, have a serrated outline, covered with stiff hair and their shape is ovoid and broad or bullate, hence the origin of species name (bullatus).’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin bullatus, from Latin bulla bubble.

Pronunciation:

bullate

/ˈbʊleɪt/