Definition of pulvinated in US English:

pulvinated

adjective

  • 1Rounded, bulging (rare); (Architecture, of a frieze) having a convex face.

  • 2Botany. Of a leaf or leaflet: = pulvinate.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Martin Lister (bap. 1639, d. 1712), physician and naturalist. From classical Latin pulvīnātus cushion-shaped + -ed. With the specifically use in architecture in sense 1 compare Italian pulvino.

Pronunciation

pulvinated

/ˈpʌlvɪneɪtɪd/