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acuminate: Gradually diminishing in width or diameter to a slender tip, the sides longitudinally concave. Corresponds with attenuate for base shape.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FOC V22 : [1] Female glumes yellowish green, ovate-lanceolate, 3.5–5 mm, membranous, several veined, midrib slightly thick, apex acuminate, aristate, scabrous on awn. [2] lemma equal to spikelet, leathery, 10–11-veined, body hispid, especially around awn insertion, apex deeply 2-cleft, lobes 7–10 mm, scabrid, acuminate;


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