peltate

peltate

[pel-teyt]
adjective Botany.
having the stalk or support attached to the lower surface at a distance from the margin, as a leaf; shield-shaped.

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin peltātus, equivalent to pelt(a) small shield (< Greek péltē) + ātus -ate1

peltately, adverb
peltation, noun
subpeltate, adjective
subpeltately, adverb
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peltate (ˈpɛlteɪt)
 
adj
(of leaves) having the stalk attached to the centre of the lower surface
 
[C18: from Latin peltātus equipped with a pelta, a small shield; see peltast]
 
'peltately
 
adv
 
pel'tation
 
n

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