sagittate

adjective

sag·​it·​tate ˈsa-jə-ˌtāt How to pronounce sagittate (audio)
: shaped like an arrowhead
specifically : elongated, triangular, and having the two basal lobes prolonged downward
a sagittate leaf
see leaf illustration

Word History

Etymology

Latin sagitta

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sagittate was in 1760

Dictionary Entries Near sagittate

Cite this Entry

“Sagittate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sagittate. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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