lyrate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a form or curvature suggestive of a lyre.
    • Botany Having a pinnately split leaf with an enlarged terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobes.
    • Shaped like a lyre.
    • Having a big terminal lobe and smaller curved lobes toward its base.
    • Lyre-shaped, or spatulate and oblong, with tiny lobes toward the bottom.
    • Shaped like a lyre, as tail associated with the blackcock, or that the lyre bird.
    • (of a leaf shape) having curvature suggestive of a lyre
  • others:
    • Resembling a lyre; getting the kind or curves of a lyre; lyre-shaped. In ornithology, put on the tail regarding the lyre-bird, Menura superba, and of the blackcock, Tetrao or Lyrurus tetrix; in entomology, to pests or components which approach the type of a lyre or lyrate leaf.

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