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


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