- having the stalk or support attached to the lower surface at a distance from the margin, as a leaf; shield-shaped.
Origin of peltate
1745–55; < Latin peltātus, equivalent to pelt(a) small shield (< Greek péltē) + ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for peltate
Thus it is proper to describe the shape of the indusium as peltate.How to Know the Ferns
S. Leonard Bastin
The leaves are peltate, and in the bud are folded about the end of the petiole after the manner of an umbrella.
From this point of view, peltate leaves like those of Tropæolum or Nelumbium become very significant.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
The seed organs are curious, the stigma being foot-stalked, peltate, and placed between and above the anthers.
Anthers of irregular shape, peltate, with the borders deeply undulate.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
- (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
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