- decorated with palmettes.
- (in furniture of the 17th century) having bands of semicircles enclosing a radiating leaf form.
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Origin of palmate
OTHER WORDS FROM palmatepal·mate·ly, adverbsub·pal·mate, adjectivesub·pal·mat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for palmate
Passage of pinnate to palmate leaves in horse-chesnut 439 'chesnut may be old spelling for chestnut?'Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
Sometimes we find syndactylism, or palmate fingers, a continuation of the interdigital skin to the second phalanx.Criminal Man|Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
The summit is palmate, having from two to five branches from its back part, which are curved inward (c).
All the toes are connected by a palmate web, and the innermost has, besides, a marginal longitudinal membrane.
Leaves with palmate veining are palmately lobed or notched; those with pinnate veining are pinnately lobed or notched.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar