peltate

[pel-teyt]
adjective Botany.
  1. having the stalk or support attached to the lower surface at a distance from the margin, as a leaf; shield-shaped.

Origin of peltate

1745–55; < Latin peltātus, equivalent to pelt(a) small shield (< Greek péltē) + ātus -ate1
Related formspel·tate·ly, adverbpel·ta·tion, nounsub·pel·tate, adjectivesub·pel·tate·ly, adverb
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peltate

adjective
  1. (of leaves) having the stalk attached to the centre of the lower surface
Derived Formspeltately, adverbpeltation, noun

Word Origin for peltate

C18: from Latin peltātus equipped with a pelta, a small shield; see peltast
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