shaped like a spatula; rounded more or less like a spoon.
Botany. having a broad, rounded end and a narrow, attenuate base, as a leaf.
shaped like a spatula
(botany) Also spathulate. having a narrow base and a broad rounded apex: a spatulate leaf
spatulate spat·u·late (spāch’ə-lĭt)
Having a broad flat end.
noun, German. 1. spaetzle.
noun, Armor. 1. a pauldron, especially one for protecting only a shoulder.
noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. a disease of the hock joint of horses in which enlargement occurs because of collected fluids (bog spavin) bony growth (bone spavin) or distention of the veins (blood spavin) 2. an excrescence or enlargement so formed. noun 1. (vet science) enlargement of the hock of a horse by a bony growth […]
adjective 1. suffering from or affected with spavin. 2. being of or marked by a decrepit or broken-down condition: a spavined old school bus abandoned in a field. adjective 1. (vet science) affected with spavin; lame 2. decrepit or worn out