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Patulous \Pat"u*lous\, a. [L. patulus, fr. patere to be open, extend.] Open; expanded; slightly spreading; having the parts loose or dispersed; as, a patulous calyx; a patulous cluster of flowers.

The eyes are large and patulous.
--Sir J. Hill.


a. open; spread; exposed

Usage examples of "patulous".

They paused on the high side of the slope, shaded by the patulous branches of a towering cottonwood tree.

Her bright head was covered with one of those patulous splashes of black lace that serve as a substratum for a garland of flowers.