Definition of obclavate in US English:

obclavate

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • Inversely clavate; slender, broadening towards the base; club-shaped, with the thickened part at the base.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861), botanist and Church of England clergyman. From ob- + clavate.

Pronunciation

obclavate

/ɒbˈkleɪveɪt/