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adjective as in overlapping

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The erect flower-stem terminates in a large round head of numerous imbricated oval spiny scales which surround the flowers.

The scales on the upper part of the cup are loosely imbricated.

They are covered more or less abundantly with whitish, silvery or mother-of-pearl colored imbricated scales.

This fibrous structure is covered by a delicate layer of finely imbricated scales, and is termed the Hair Cuticle.

Two follicles, sharp-pointed, channeled, containing many imbricated seeds each with an awn.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to imbricated, such as: jugate, lapstrake, obvolute, and obvoluted.

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