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pedate

[ped-eyt] /ˈpɛd eɪt/
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
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin pedātus. See ped-2, -ate1
Related forms
pedately, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pedately

pedate

/ˈpɛdeɪt/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
pedately, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin pedātus equipped with feet, from pēs foot
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