Definition of Rugose

1. Adjective. Of leaves; ridged or wrinkled.

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth



Definition of Rugose

1. a. Wrinkled; full of wrinkles; specifically (Bot.), having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between them elevated, as the leaves of the sage and horehound.

Definition of Rugose

1. Adjective. Having wrinkles, creases or ridges ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Having a rough, wrinkled surface ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rugose

1. full of wrinkles [adj] : RUGOSELY [adv]

Medical Definition of Rugose

1. Deeply wrinkled. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rugose

rugin
rugined
rugines
rugining
rugins
rugitus
ruglike
rugmaker
rugmakers
rugmaking
rugola
rugolas
rugosa
rugosas
rugose (current term)
rugosely
rugosities
rugosity
rugous
rugrat
rugrats
rugs
rugula
rugulah
rugulose
ruhmkorff's coil
ruin
ruinable
ruinate

Literary usage of Rugose

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1. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"( ) flowers fascicled, lateral and terminal: bracts lous: seed oblong rugose: bristles scabrous, twice as long as lire short: ..."

2. Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General Introduction by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1879)
"While. therefore, we may well admit that our knowledge of the history of the rugose Corals since the close of the Permian period is extremely imperfect and ..."

3. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"M. vulgare Linn,: stem erect, white and woolly; leaves roundish-ovate, toothed, rugose, very woolly beneath; whorls villous, many-flowered; calyx with 10 ..."

4. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1887)
"... finely rugose: metathorax pulì--< t nt. Legs brownish yellow, fenu»ni and tibia» obfuscated. coxie black. Abdomen slightly longer than ln-.ul Mini ..."

5. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1915)
"Antennae long, the joints subequal, rugose, pilose, black, second joint slightly ... Antennae plumose ; last two joints long and slender, rugose, pilose, ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... baa pendulous branches, ovate-rotund coriaceous and rugose Ivs., the corolla with lanceolate, acute lobes and the caps. 10-angled. Peru. HI'. 3, p. 368. ..."

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