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 (bo͝ol′āt′, bŭl′-)
Having a puckered or blistered appearance: bullate leaves.

[Latin bullātus, from bulla, bubble.]
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(ˈbʌleɪt; -ɪt; ˈbʊl-)
botany anatomy puckered or blistered in appearance: the bullate leaves of the primrose.
[C19: from Medieval Latin bullātus inflated, from Latin bulla bubble]
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Adj.1.bullate - of leaves; appearing puckered as if blistered
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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