Definition of auriculate in English:

auriculate

adjective

Zoology Botany
  • Having one or more structures shaped like an ear or earlobe.

    • ‘Under favorable conditions each rosette produces one flowering stem up to 3 meters in height, with numerous auriculate clasping leaves.’
    • ‘The Famatina specimens are assigned herein to a new species on the basis of their transverse outline and long, auriculate cardinal extremities.’
    • ‘The leaves are distinctive among our cardamines in having auriculate leaf bases.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from Latin auricula external part of the ear (diminutive of auris ear) + -ate.

Pronunciation:

auriculate

/ôˈrikyələt/