- heart-shaped: a cordate shell.
- (of leaves) heart-shaped, with the attachment at the notched end.
Origin of cordate
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Heart-shaped or cordate, similar to ovate, but with a notch at the base.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
It has been perpetuated in cordate, not in dactylate characters.
The latter are all cordate, while in the normal the upper leaves are auricular.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
The leaves are ovate or cordate, deeply and regularly toothed.
It may also be distinguished by the appendage in the notch, which is cordate in form, and flat.
- heart-shapeda cordate leaf; cordate shells
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- Having a heart-shaped outline. Often used of leaves, such as those of the morning glory or linden.
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