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Lyrated

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lyrated (Bot) Lyre-shaped, or spatulate and oblong, with small lobes toward the base; as, a lyrate leaf.
    • Lyrated (Zoöl) Shaped like a lyre, as the tail of the blackcock, or that of the lyre bird.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lyrated Same as lyrate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Lyrated (bot.) lyre-shaped
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. lyratus,. See Lyre
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. lyra—Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Its horns are of the lyrate form, and its colour a bright rufous.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
Lower leaves mostly lyrate, incised, or pinnatifid.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
The horns are lyrate in the male, absent in the female.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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