aculeate definition

  • adjective:
    • Biology Having a stinger, as a bee or wasp.
    • Botany Having sharp prickles.
    • Having a sting; sharp like a prickle.
    • Having prickles or razor-sharp points.
    • Having a stinger; stinging.
    • Having a sting; covered with prickles; razor-sharp like a prickle.
    • Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles.
    • serious or stinging; incisive.
    • having or resembling a stinger or barb
  • others:
    • In zoology, furnished with a sting; regarding or characteristic for the Aculeata.
    • In botany, furnished with aculei or sharp prickles; aculeous.
    • Figuratively, pointed; stinging.
    • To make pointed; sharpen.
  • noun:
    • A hymenopterous pest, the Aculeata.

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