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sagittate

[saj-i-teyt]
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adjective
  1. shaped like an arrowhead.
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Also sa·git·ti·form [suh-jit-uh-fawrm, saj-i-tuh-] /səˈdʒɪt əˌfɔrm, ˈsædʒ ɪ tə-/.

Origin of sagittate

From the New Latin word sagittātus, dating back to 1750–60. See Sagitta, -ate1
Related formshalf-sag·it·tate, adjective
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Related Words for sagittate

sharp, barbed, peaked, keen, acuminate, fine, cornered, acute, acicular, aciculate, cuspidate, mucronate, pointy, acuminous, piked, pronged, sagittal, sagittate

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Historical Examples of sagittate

  • The leaves are smooth, linear, and sagittate, terminating in a sharp point.

    The Sea Shore

    William S. Furneaux

  • The above species may be recognised by its reniform leaves (sagittate in the others), which are also fleshy.

    The Sea Shore

    William S. Furneaux

  • Tongue, sagittate, slender, tapering to a slit and lacerated point.

  • Its leaves are erect, lanceolate, sagittate, with a wavy margin; and the upper ones clasp the stem.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux

  • Its spreading radical leaves are deeply toothed, and narrower towards the base; and the stem leaves are narrow and sagittate.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux


British Dictionary definitions for sagittate

sagittate

sagittiform (səˈdʒɪtɪˌfɔːm, ˈsædʒ-)

adjective
  1. (esp of leaves) shaped like the head of an arrow
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Word Origin for sagittate

C18: from New Latin sagittātus, from Latin sagitta arrow
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