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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column).

Usage examples (15)
  • The opposite change occurs in what are termed fastigiate varieties, where the branches, in place of assuming more or less of a horizontal direction, become erect and...
  • More recently interest has centred on the fastigiate form (ssp. cupressiformis).
  • -- In this variety the branches are more ascending and the habit altogether more erect; indeed, among the hornbeams this is a counterpart of the fastigiate varieties of...
  • = -- The leaves partake more or less of the altered direction of the axis, as in fastigiate elms, but this is not universally the case, for though the stem is bent... for more
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