Definition of unguiculate in English:

unguiculate

adjective

Zoology
  • 1Having one or more nails or claws.

    1. 1.1Botany (of a petal) having a narrow stalklike base.
      • ‘Petals in this genus are described as being clawed (unguiculate) - there is a narrow stalk at the base, and thereafter the expanded portion is minutely fringed.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from modern Latin unguiculatus, from Latin unguiculus ‘fingernail, toenail’, diminutive of unguis ‘nail’.

Pronunciation

unguiculate

/-lət/