meaning of aculeate

aculeate meaning in General Dictionary

Having a sting covered with prickles sharp like a prickle

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  • having or resembling a stinger or barb
  • Having a sting; covered with prickles; razor-sharp like a prickle.
  • Having prickles, or razor-sharp things; beset with prickles.
  • extreme or stinging; incisive.

aculeate meaning in General Dictionary

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

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  • (a.) Having prickles, or razor-sharp things; beset with prickles.
  • (a.) serious or stinging; incisive.

Sentence Examples with the word aculeate

Very commonly different species of aculeate Hymenoptera, inhabiting the same district, form the centres of mimetic attraction for insects of various orders, so that a considerable percentage of the insect-fauna can be arranged in groups according to the pattern of the particular model the species have copied.

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