hastate

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adjective has·tate \ˈha-ˌstāt\

Definition of hastate

  1. 1 :  triangular with sharp basal lobes spreading away from the base of the petiole <hastate leaves> — see leaf illustration

  2. 2 :  shaped like a spear or the head of a spear <a hastate spot of a bird>

Origin and Etymology of hastate

New Latin hastatus, from Latin hasta spear — more at yard


First Known Use: 1788

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