peltate

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adjective pel·tate \ˈpel-ˌtāt\

Definition of peltate

  1. :  shaped like a shield; specifically :  having the stem or support attached to the lower surface instead of at the base or margin <peltate leaves> — see leaf illustration

Origin and Etymology of peltate

Latin pelta small shield, from Greek peltē


First Known Use: circa 1760


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