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    • [adjective fim-bree-it, -eyt; verb fim-bree-eyt]
    • /adjective ˈfɪm bri ɪt, -ˌeɪt; verb ˈfɪm briˌeɪt/
    • /fˈɪmbrɪˌeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
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    • [adjective fim-bree-it, -eyt; verb fim-bree-eyt]
    • /adjective ˈfɪm bri ɪt, -ˌeɪt; verb ˈfɪm briˌeɪt/

Definitions of fimbriate word

  • adjective fimbriate Also, fimbriated. Botany, Zoology. having a border of hairs or filiform processes. 1
  • verb with object fimbriate Heraldry. to line (an ordinary) with a thin border of a different tincture. 1
  • noun fimbriate (botany, biology) fringed, e.g. where the ends of a petal are split into two or more divisions. 1
  • adjective fimbriate having a fringed margin, as some petals, antennae, etc 0
  • adjective fimbriate having a fringe of hairs, fibers, etc. 0
  • verb fimbriate To hem; to fringe. 0

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Origin of fimbriate

First appearance:

before 1480
One of the 25% oldest English words
First recorded in 1480-90, fimbriate is from the Latin word fimbriātus fringed. See fimbria, -ate1

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fimbriate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% 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.

fimbriate usage trend in Literature

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