pedate

pedate

[ped-eyt]
adjective
1.
having a foot or feet.
2.
resembling a foot.
3.
having divisions like toes.
4.
Botany. (of a leaf) palmately parted or divided with the lateral lobes or divisions cleft or divided.

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin pedātus. See ped-2, -ate1

pedately, adverb
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pedate (ˈpɛdeɪt)
 
adj
1.  (of a plant leaf) divided into several lobes arising at a common point, the lobes often being stalked and the lateral lobes sometimes divided into smaller lobes
2.  zoology having or resembling a foot: a pedate appendage
 
[C18: from Latin pedātus equipped with feet, from pēs foot]
 
'pedately
 
adv

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