A*cu"le*ate (#), a. [L. aculeatus, fr. aculeus, dim. of acus needle.]

1. Zool.

Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle.

2. Bot.

Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles.


Severe or stinging; incisive.




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