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RUGOS'ITY, n. A state of being wrinkled. [Little used.] adj
1: of leaves; ridged or wrinkled
adjective Etymology: Latin rugosus, from ruga Date: 1676 full of wrinkles 1. < > rugose cheeks having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between elevated 2. < > • rugose leaves of the sage rugosity noun adj. esp. Biol. wrinkled, corrugated.
Derivatives: rugosely adv. rugosity n. Etymology: L rugosus f. ruga wrinkle Rugose Ru*gose", a. [L. rugosus, r. ruga a wrinkle.] Wrinkled; full of wrinkles; specifically (Bot.), having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between them elevated, as the leaves of the sage and horehound.
Wrinkled, rugous. a.
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