hastate

adjective has·tate \ ˈha-ˌstāt \

Definition of hastate

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


Learn More about hastate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hastate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to grant as a privilege or special favor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!