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Acuminate  adj.  Tapering to a point; pointed; as, acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.

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... many vain attempts, he at last succeeded in obtaining live plants. These were cultivated in his garden at Malvern House, Sydenham, and when they flowered I examined the plant and found that it differed from other forms of M. arvensis in the taste, in the acuminate segments of the calyx of the flower, and in the longer leaf stalks; the leaves also taper more toward the base. Dr. Franchet, the greatest living authority on Japanese plants, to whom I sent specimens, confirmed my opinion as to ...
— Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883 • Various

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