Pedate Ped"ate, a. [L. pedatus, p. p. of pedare to furnish with feet, fr. pes, pedis, a foot.] (Bot.) Palmate, with the lateral lobes cleft into two or more segments; -- said of a leaf. -- {Ped"ate*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • pedately — adverb see pedate * * * pedˈately adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑pedate …   Useful english dictionary

  • pedate — pedately, adv. /ped ayt/, adj. 1. having a foot or feet. 2. resembling a foot. 3. having divisions like toes. 4. Bot. (of a leaf) palmately parted or divided with the lateral lobes or divisions cleft or divided. [1745 55; < L pedatus. See PED 2,… …   Universalium

  • Padelion — Pad e*li on, n. [F. pas de lion lion s foot.] (Bot.) A plant with pedately lobed leaves; the lady s mantle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Fern — /ferrn/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of about 10,000–12,000 species (division Filicophyta) of nonflowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores. Though ferns were once classified with the… …   Universalium

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  • pedate — /ˈpɛdeɪt/ (say pedayt) adjective 1. having feet. 2. foot like. 3. having divisions like toes. {Latin pedātus having feet} –pedately, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • pedatifid — /pəˈdætəfəd/ (say puh datuhfuhd), / ˈdeɪtə / (say daytuh ) adjective Botany pedately cleft …   Australian English dictionary

  • poppy mallow — noun a plant of the genus Callirhoe having palmately cleft leaves and white to red or purple flowers borne throughout the summer • Hypernyms: ↑mallow • Hyponyms: ↑fringed poppy mallow, ↑Callirhoe digitata, ↑purple poppy mallow, ↑Callirhoe… …   Useful english dictionary

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