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noun 
  1. a strap or strap-shaped object, especially such a development in plants or insects
  • 1974: He unhasped the ligulae of his haversack, taking out a pair of blue jeans which he tossed to Bruno. " Guy Davenport, Tatlin!
Etymology: Latin ligula "strap, spoon", a variant of lingula "small tongue-shaped object", itself partly derived from lingere "lick" and partly a diminutive of lingua "tongue".


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