1 (of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by a thin fold of skin
2 of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point [syn: palm-shaped]
EnglishFrom palmatus, by extension (as palma acquired the meaning "palm tree"), "palm-leaf shaped".
- mostly botany Having
three or more lobes or
veins arising from a common
- Although palmate leaves are typical of most Western maples, a number of species have leaves without lobes.
- qualifier leaves
Having more than three leaflets arising from a common
point, often in the form of a fan.
- 1909, Eleanor Stockhouse Atkinson, "In
the Tree Tops", The How and Why Library.
- The horse chestnut, buckeye and hickory trees have palmate leaves. That is, the broad oval leaflets are all set around the tip of a common leaf stem, spreading in a circle, like the ribs of a palm leaf fan.
- 1909, Eleanor Stockhouse Atkinson, "In the Tree Tops", The How and Why Library.
- Having webbed
- The Palmate Newt is a common Western European amphibian.
- Hand-like; shaped like a hand with extended fingers
- The word is rare outside of technical writing, and hardly ever qualify things other than leaves.
- A compound leaf with more than three leaflets (trifoliate) radiating from the same point is more usually called palmate or palmately compound to avoid ambiguity.
- While "palmated" is a more usual term when referring to webbed appendages. "Palmate" is often found in zoological nomenclature as the Latin term for both meanings is palmatus.
- Used primarily as part of the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients
- Acicular (acicularis): Slender and pointed, needle-like
- Acuminate (acuminata): Tapering to a long point
- Aristate (aristata): Ending in a stiff, bristle-like point
- Bipinnate (bipinnata): Each leaflet also pinnate
- Cordate (cordata): Heart-shaped, stem attaches to cleft
- Cuneate (cuneata): Triangular, stem attaches to point
- Deltoid (deltoidea): Triangular, stem attaches to side
- Digitate (digitata): Divided into finger-like lobes
- Elliptic (elliptica): Oval, with a short or no point
- Falcate (falcata): sickle-shaped
- Flabellate (flabellata): Semi-circular, or fan-like
- Hastate (hastata): shaped like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base
- Lance-shaped, lanceolate (lanceolata): Long, wider in the middle
- Linear (linearis): Long and very narrow
- Lobed (lobata): With several points
- Obcordate (obcordata): Heart-shaped, stem attaches to tapering point
- Oblanceolate (oblanceolata): Top wider than bottom
- Oblong (oblongus): Having an elongated form with slightly parallel sides
- Obovate (obovata): Teardrop-shaped, stem attaches to tapering point
- Obtuse (obtusus): With a blunt tip
- Orbicular (orbicularis): Circular
- Ovate (ovata): Oval, egg-shaped, with a tapering point
- Palmate (palmata): Divided into many lobes
- Pedate (pedata): Palmate, with cleft lobes
- Peltate (peltata): Rounded, stem underneath
- Perfoliate (perfoliata): Stem through the leaves
(pinnata): Two rows of leaflets
- odd-pinnate, imparipinnate: pinnate with a terminal leaflet
- paripinnate, even-pinnate: pinnate lacking a terminal leaflet
- pinnatifid and pinnatipartite: leaves with pinnate lobes that are not discrete, remaining sufficiently connected to each other that they are not separate leaflets.
- bipinnate, twice-pinnate: the leaflets are themselves pinnately-compound
- tripinnate, thrice-pinnate: the leaflets are themselves bipinnate
- tetrapinnate: the leaflets are themselves tripinnate.
- Pinnatisect (pinnatifida): Cut, but not to the midrib (it would be pinnate then)
- Reniform (reniformis): Kidney-shaped
- Rhomboid (rhomboidalis): Diamond-shaped
- Round (rotundifolia): Circular
- Sagittate (sagittata): Arrowhead-shaped
- Spatulate, spathulate (spathulata): Spoon-shaped
- Spear-shaped (hastata): Pointed, with barbs
- Subulate (subulata): Awl-shaped with a tapering point
- Sword-shaped (ensiformis): Long, thin, pointed
- Trifoliate, ternate (trifoliata): Divided into three leaflets
- Tripinnate (tripinnata): Pinnately compound in which each leaflet is itself bipinnate
- Truncate (truncata): With a squared off end
- Unifoliate (unifoliata): with a single leaf
palmate in German: Blattform
palmate in Spanish: Forma de hojas
palmate in French: Forme foliaire
palmate in Macedonian: Облици на лист
palmate in Dutch: Bladvorm
palmate in Polish: Kształt liścia
palmate in Tonga (Tonga Islands): Fakaloupata
palmate in Turkish: Yaprak türleri