peltate

adjective
pel·​tate | \ ˈpel-ˌtāt How to pronounce peltate (audio) \

Definition of peltate

: 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

First Known Use of peltate

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peltate

Latin pelta small shield, from Greek peltē

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The first known use of peltate was circa 1760

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“Peltate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peltate. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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