Definition of linguate in English:

linguate

adjective

  • Tongue-shaped. In later use chiefly Archaeology with reference to flint tools or weapons.

noun

  • Archaeology. A tongue-shaped flint tool or weapon.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From post-classical Latin linguatus tongue-shaped, earlier in sense ‘eloquent’ (early 3rd cent. in Tertullian) from classical Latin lingua tongue + -ātus.

Pronunciation

linguate

/ˈlɪŋɡweɪt//ˈlɪŋɡwət/