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flabellate

fla·bel·late
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fluh-bel-it, -eyt]
    • /fləˈbɛl ɪt, -eɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fluh-bel-it, -eyt]
    • /fləˈbɛl ɪt, -eɪt/

Definitions of flabellate word

  • adjective flabellate being in the shape of a fan; fan-shaped. 1
  • noun flabellate (botany, zoology) Fan-shaped; having parts or segments that are flattened and lengthened on one side, such that they are long and narrow. 1
  • adjective flabellate shaped like a fan 0
  • abbreviation FLABELLATE fan-shaped 0

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Origin of flabellate

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
1810-20; < Latin flābell(um) fan + -ate1

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Parts of speech for Flabellate

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

flabellate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% 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.

flabellate usage trend in Literature

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