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aculeate: Having slender, stiff, sharp projections oriented in the general plane of the structure.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] glumes lanceolate, subequal, lower slightly longer, keeled, keels aculeate-scabrid, apex acuminate; [2] petiole flat, 3–8 cm, aculeate or smooth, base sheathlike, densely covering stem base;


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.