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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, late 18th century



Examples of Lunate in a sentence

"The child drew the moon as yellow and lunate."

"The lunate shape of the boomerang makes it sail right back to the thrower."

About Lunate

This word comes from the Latin “lunatus,” meaning "half-moon shaped," stemming from “luna,” meaning "moon."

Did you Know?

While the adjective “lunate” means “crescent-shaped,” it can also be used as a noun with two definitions. The first is a crescent-shaped prehistoric stone implement. The second is a human bone — a crescent-shaped carpal bone found in the center of the wrist.

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