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  1. having a lobe or lobes; lobate.
  2. Botany. (of a leaf) having lobes or divisions extending less than halfway to the middle of the base.
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Origin of lobed

First recorded in 1780–90; lobe + -ed3
Related formsmul·ti·lobed, adjectiveun·lobed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lobed

Historical Examples of lobed

  • This is a large forest tree, with lobed leaves, of a heart-shape.

    The Forest Exiles

    Mayne Reid

  • The leaves vary much in size, and are lobed and finely curled.

  • Lobed leaves and compound leaves may occur on the same tree.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • Climbing, with lobed, palmate pinn and terminal fruit-clusters.

    How to Know the Ferns

    Frances Theodora Parsons

  • The adult leaf is kidney-shaped, smooth, and five to nine lobed.