Meaning of aculeate

a•cu•le•ate

Pronunciation: (u-ky'lē-it, -āt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. having or being any sharp-pointed structure.
  2. having a slender ovipositor or sting, as the hymenopterous insects.
  3. pointed; stinging.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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