noun, plural lig·u·lae [lig-yuh-lee] /ˈlɪg yəˌli/, lig·u·las.

  1. Botany, Zoology. a tonguelike or strap-shaped part or organ.
  2. Botany. ligule.

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː) or -las

  1. entomol the terminal part of the labium of an insect consisting of paired lobes
  2. a variant spelling of ligule

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