Pronunciation key

( peltāt )


Peltate leaf
Peltate leaf


[< L. pelta (< Gr. peltē) light shield; + ate].

  1. Possessing a stalk attached to the center of the lower surface: said of some types of leaves.
Peltate leaf
Peltate leaf

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Chart of Leaf Shapes
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