hastate

[ has-teyt ]
/ ˈhæs teɪt /

adjective Botany.

(of a leaf) triangular or shaped like an arrow, with two spreading lobes at the base.

Nearby words

  1. hassock,
  2. hast,
  3. hasta la vista,
  4. hasta luego,
  5. hasta mañana,
  6. hastately,
  7. haste,
  8. haste makes waste,
  9. hasten,
  10. hastie

Origin of hastate

1780–90; < Latin hastātus armed with a spear, equivalent to hast(a) spear + -ātus -ate1

Related formshas·tate·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for hastate

hastate

/ (ˈhæsteɪt) /

adjective

(of a leaf) having a pointed tip and two outward-pointing lobes at the base

Word Origin for hastate

C18: from Latin hastātus with a spear, from hasta spear

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