Definition of glabrate in English:

glabrate

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • Free from hair or down; smooth.

    • ‘The very glabrate phase of the plant seems worthy of distinction.’
    • ‘I must add that the leaves of Q. serrata are glabrate as they get old.’
    • ‘It is a glabrate plant with linear herbaceous leaves.’
    • ‘The mature leaves are glabrate on both sides.’
    • ‘The young twigs are glabrate, or only sparingly pubescent.’
    bald, bald-headed
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin glabratus, past participle of glabrare ‘make bald or smooth’.

Pronunciation

glabrate

/ˈɡleɪbrət/