hastate

adjective
has·​tate | \ ˈha-ˌstāt How to pronounce hastate (audio) \

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

First Known Use of hastate

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hastate

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

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“Hastate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hastate. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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