Ligula

Lig"u*la

(lg"*l), n.;
pl. L. Ligul (-l), E. Ligulas (-lz).
[L., a little tongue. See Ligule.] 1. (Bot.) See Ligule.
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2. (Zol.) (a) The central process, or front edge, of the labium of insects. It sometimes serves as a tongue or proboscis, as in bees. [See Illust. under Labium, and Hymenoptera.] (b) A tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids. See Parapodium.
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Lig"u*late

(lg"*lt),

Lig"u*la`ted

(lg"*l`td), } a. [Cf. F. ligul. See Ligule, and cf. Lingulate.] 1. (Bot.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap-shaped.
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2. Composed of ligules.
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Ligulate flower, a species of compound flower, the florets of which have their corollets flat, spreading out toward the end, with the base only tubular.
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