peltate

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adjective pel·tate \ ˈpel-ˌtāt \

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

Origin and Etymology of peltate

Latin pelta small shield, from Greek peltē


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