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1. palmate

adjective. of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point.

Synonyms

  • palm-shaped

Antonyms

  • rough
  • smooth

Etymology

  • palmatus (Latin)

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2. palmate

adjective. (of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by a thin fold of skin.

Antonyms

  • decrease

Etymology

  • palmatus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word palmate


1. Adjective
European fan palm is a slow-growing palm with leaves that are palmate, meaning they spread out from a central point much like fingers.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Veins that connect to a single point are called palmate because they resemble the spread fingers of a hand.

3. Verb, past participle
The horse chestnut has palmate compound leaves with seven leaflets that grow in a hand-like shape on each leaf.

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