Etymology
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cuneate (adj.)

"wedge-shaped," 1810, from Latin cuneatus, past participle of cuneare "to make wedge-shaped," from cuneus "a wedge, wedge-shaped thing," which is of unknown origin. Related: Cuneately.

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Definitions of cuneate

cuneate (adj.)
(of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base;
Synonyms: wedge-shaped
From wordnet.princeton.edu