- 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
The lower leaves of this plant are spinous and very glaucous, and the upper ones palmate.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
The leaves are generally palmate and hairy; and the blossoms are large, and of a beautiful yellow.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The broad palmate antlers with numerous sharp points sometimes measure 8½ feet or more from tip to tip.North America|Israel C. Russell
This time Kazan was caught fairly on the broad palmate leaf of the bull's antler, and he was flung back again, half stunned.Kazan|James Oliver Curwood
The plant is from six to twelve inches high, with palmate tubers, and mostly radical leaves.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux