Pronunciation key

( ə-kūmi-nit )


Acuminate leaf
Acuminate leaf


[L. acuminatus pp. of acuminare, to sharpen].

  1. pointed; tapering to a point such as in an acuminate leaf.
  2. v.t. (ə-kūmi-nāt′), [ACUMINATED (-id), ACUMENATING] to sharpen.

Acuminate leaf
Acuminate leaf tip

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Leaf Tip Type Chart
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