- having a foot or feet.
- resembling a foot.
- having divisions like toes.
- Botany. (of a leaf) palmately parted or divided with the lateral lobes or divisions cleft or divided.
Origin of pedate
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Historical Examples of pedate
The leaves are very large, pedate, dentate, and distinctly veined.
I come now to pedate larv, or those that move by means of proper or articulate legs.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)
- (of a plant leaf) divided into several lobes arising at a common point, the lobes often being stalked and the lateral lobes sometimes divided into smaller lobes
- zoology having or resembling a foota pedate appendage
Word Origin for pedate
C18: from Latin pedātus equipped with feet, from pēs foot
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