hastate

hastate

[has-teyt]
adjective Botany.
(of a leaf) triangular or shaped like an arrow, with two spreading lobes at the base.

Origin:
1780–90; < Latin hastātus armed with a spear, equivalent to hast(a) spear + -ātus -ate1

hastately, adverb
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hastate (ˈhæsteɪt)
 
adj
(of a leaf) having a pointed tip and two outward-pointing lobes at the base
 
[C18: from Latin hastātus with a spear, from hasta spear]

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