Definition of Imbricate

1. Verb. Place so as to overlap. "Imbricate the roof tiles"

Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Imbrication



2. Adjective. Used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles.
Exact synonyms: Imbricated
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth

3. Verb. Overlap. "The roof tiles imbricate"
Generic synonyms: Overlap
Derivative terms: Imbrication

Definition of Imbricate

1. a. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile.

2. v. t. To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface.

Definition of Imbricate

1. Adjective. having regular overlapping edges; intertwined. In botany and zoology referring to patterns of overlapping plates or leaves, such as the bud scales of some dormant buds. (Compare convolute) ¹

2. Verb. to overlap in a regular pattern ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imbricate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Imbricate

1. Of perianth parts, having the edges overlapping in the bud. Compare: valvate. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imbricate

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imbraids
imbrangle
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imbrast
imbreathe
imbreed
imbreke
imbrew
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imbrews
imbrex
imbricate (current term)
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imbrication lines of von Ebner
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imbroglii
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Literary usage of Imbricate

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1. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"Calyx imbricate, sub-hemispherical : florets of the ray very numerous aud ... Calyx hemispherical, imbricate, with the scales membranous at the margin ..."

2. Familiar Lectures on Botany: Explaining the Structure, Classification, and by Lincoln Phelps (1854)
"Calyx imbricate, sub-hemispherical ; lloréis of the ray very numerous and narrow ... Calyx imbricate, the inferior scales generally spreading ; egret simple ..."

3. Manual of Botany, for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1829)
"Calyx swelling, imbricate, with prickly scales : receptacle villo egret caducous, plumose. 49. 54—(thistle.) 8. LIATRIS. Calyx imbricate, oblong : anthers ..."

4. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1870)
"-'-4 Vernation, 283, of Birch leaf ; 284, of Lilac (imbricate) ; 2*5, Cherry leave ... imbricate vernation is Equitant (riding astraddle), when conduplicate ..."

5. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1899)
"... commonly smaller than the leaves, more erect and imbricate, with an incurved lobule at the saccate base, antheridia large, usually solitary. ..."

6. Corinthian Hellenistic Pottery by G. Roger Edwards (1975)
"200 BC imbricate BOWL The characteristic decoration by which these bowls may be recognized is unfortunately not clearly discernible in the three Corinthian ..."

7. A Review of Dipterocarps: Taxonomy, Ecology, and Silviculture by Simmathiri Appanah, Jennifer M. Turnbull (1998)
"Chromosome numbers (n=7 in most imbricate species and n=ll in Valvate taxa) ... Sepals are clearly imbricate before the petals develop out of the sepal bud ..."

8. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1878)
"Sepals and petals each 2-5, distinct, imbricate in bud. Stamens 2-5, or twice as many, hypogynous, distinct ; anthers versatile. ..."

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