A botanical term. noun. A tapering point, as on a leaf or a petal.
"The leaves are conspicuously ovate and concave at base, sheathing the stem, and end in a very long acumen."
--J. -P. Frahm
Oxford English Dictionary
J. -P. Frahm, A new contribution to the moss flora of Baltic and Saxon amber, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology,Volume 129, Issues 1-2, March 2004, Pages 81-101.
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