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clypeate

clyp·e·ate
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klip-ee-it, -eyt]
    • /ˈklɪp i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
    • /klˈaɪpeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klip-ee-it, -eyt]
    • /ˈklɪp i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/

Definitions of clypeate word

  • adjective clypeate shaped like a round shield 3
  • adjective clypeate having a shieldlike process 3
  • adjective clypeate shaped like a round shield or buckler. 1
  • noun clypeate (botany) Shaped like a round buckler or shield; scutate. 1
  • adjective clypeate (zoology) Furnished with a protective plate or shell. 0

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Origin of clypeate

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
From the Latin word clypeātus, dating back to 1705-15. See clypeus, -ate1

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Parts of speech for Clypeate

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

clypeate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clypeate usage trend in Literature

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