Crossword clues for apricate
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Apricate \Ap"ri*cate\, v. t. & i. [L. apricatus, p. p. of
apricare, fr. apricus exposed to the sun, fr. aperire to
To bask in the sun.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1690s, "to bask in the sun," from Latin apricatus, past participle of apricari "to bask in the sun," from apricus "exposed" (to the sun); perhaps contracted from *apericus, from aperire "to open" (see overt). Transitive sense is recorded from 1851.
vb. (context rare English) To bask in the sun