Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[saj-i-teyt] /ˈsædʒ ɪˌteɪt/
shaped like an arrowhead.
Also, sagittiform
[suh-jit-uh-fawrm, saj-i-tuh-] /səˈdʒɪt əˌfɔrm, ˈsædʒ ɪ tə-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sagittate
From the New Latin word sagittātus, dating back to 1750-60. See Sagitta, -ate1
Related forms
half-sagittate, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for sagittate
Historical Examples
  • The leaves are smooth, linear, and sagittate, terminating in a sharp point.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • The above species may be recognised by its reniform leaves (sagittate in the others), which are also fleshy.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • Tongue, sagittate, slender, tapering to a slit and lacerated point.

  • Its leaves are erect, lanceolate, sagittate, with a wavy margin; and the upper ones clasp the stem.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux
  • Its spreading radical leaves are deeply toothed, and narrower towards the base; and the stem leaves are narrow and sagittate.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for sagittate


(esp of leaves) shaped like the head of an arrow
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin sagittātus, from Latin sagitta arrow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for sagittate

Word Value for sagittate

Scrabble Words With Friends