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.
- ped·ate·ly, adverb
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How to use pedate in a sentence
The leaves are very large, pedate, dentate, and distinctly veined.Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers | John Wood
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) | William Kirby
The jumpers amongst pedate larv, as far as they are known, are not very numerous, and will not detain you long.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4) | William Kirby
British Dictionary definitions for pedate
(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 foot: a pedate appendage
- pedately, adverb
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