[ has-teyt ]
/ ˈhæs teɪt /

adjective Botany.

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

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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/ (ˈhæsteɪt) /


(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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