ob·​cor·​date ˌäb-ˈkȯr-ˌdāt How to pronounce obcordate (audio)
: heart-shaped with the notch apical
obcordate leaf

Word History


borrowed from New Latin obcordātus, from ob- ob- + cordātus "heart-shaped, cordate"

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of obcordate was circa 1775

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Cite this Entry

“Obcordate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obcordate. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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