penicillate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having or resembling a tuft or brush of good hairs, as those on caterpillars and certain grasses.
    • Having tufts of good hairs, or perhaps in the form of a tuft of fine hairs.
    • Having the as a type of a pencil; furnished with a pencil of good hairs; ending in a tuft of hairs like a camel's-hair brush, as the stigmas of some grasses.
  • others:
    • creating or formed into just a little tuft or brush, especially by the end or tip: since, a penicillate end; the penicillate or brushy tongue of a lory.
    • supplied with a penicillium.
    • Streaky; scratchy; penciled.
    • In entomology, specifically, provided with penicils.
    • In botany, pencil-shaped; composed of big money of hairs resembling those of a hair pen.

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