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mitriform (comparative more mitriform, superlative most mitriform)

  1. Having the form of a miter, or peaked cap.
    • 1844, Sir James Edward Smith, The English Flora (volume 1, page 29)
      The crisped leaves, with the different nature of the peristome and mitriform calyptra, multifid at the base, are, however, certain marks of distinction.


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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mitriform in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)