Definition of "bullate" [bul•late]

  • Having a puckered or blistered appearance: bullate leaves. (adjective)

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Use "bullate" in a sentence
  • "Of money they haue no vse at all, and therefore prefer brasse and steele before other metals, specially bullate, which they vse for swordes, kniues, and other necessaries."
  • "Such leaves as those of the hedgehog holly, _Ilex Aquifolium_, var. _feroæ_, and, to a less extent, bullate leaves, may also be mentioned here as illustrations of hypertrophy or enation."
  • "Vesicular: More or less covered with minute vesicles due to gas formation; more minute than bullate."