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Cortinate

Cortinate
adjective


Pronunciation:
[kor-ti-nate]

Definition:
Resembling a cobweb.

In biological terms it refers to a “a cobwebby remnant of the partial veil which in some mature mushrooms hang from the edges of the cap.”

 

Etymology:
Probably from the Latin cortina (also the noun form) meaning curtain.

 

 

 Usage:
"Each dress in the Gothic Lolita shop was adorned with cortinate lace.”


Love Tahlia, who wishes there really were such a shop in her vicinity.

Tags: adjective, c, wordsmith: brbplayingchess
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