from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a heart-shaped outline: a cordate leaf.
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- adj. Heart-shaped, with a point at the apex and a notch at the base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Heart-shaped.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Heart-shaped, with a sharp apex; having a form like that of the heart on playing-cards: applied to surfaces or flat objects: as, a cordate leaf.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a leaf) shaped like a heart
You call the network a cordate, the Italian word for mountaineers strung together on a rope for safety.
Ovipositor ¼ abdomen, latter depressed = cordate [.]
For over 30 years the cordate have been bringing objects out of the country, via Switzerland, all of which have been looted, and a great proportion of which are of world importance, ranging in value from $100,000 to $50 million.
The levels of the cordate are: tombarolo or looter; capo zona who runs the tombaroli in a specific region; middle man (the actual smuggler); the "Swiss" dealer; the auction house (or the link-man, a Robert Hecht-type figure); the collector; the academic "authenticator"; and the museum curator.
Body elongate, cordate, with a deep anterior grove and notch; covered above with minute hair-like spines, with scattered very elongated tubular minutely striated spines on the sides; the anterior groves and circumference of the vent with larger equal hair-like spines on each side; the under surface with a triangular disk of similar spines beneath the vent, and with elongated larger tubular spines.
The seed of the durian is roughly cordate, about an inch and a quarter long.
A few scattered mangroves, and a leguminous tree, with rough cordate leaves, and large one or two seeded legumes, were growing on the banks.
I also saw a large tree and obtained specimens of it, belonging to the natural order BIGNONIACEAE, with terminal spikes of yellow flowers, and rough cordate leaves; and a proteaceous plant with long compound racemes of white flowers, and deeply cut leaves, resembling a tree with true pinnate leaves.
In the open ground grew a beautiful tree producing large terminal spikes of yellow flowers, with broad, and slightly cordate leaves, belonging to the natural order
LEAVES: Dark green, glossy, almost heart-shaped (cordate), broad towards the asymmetrical base, serrate, with 3 conspicuous veins from the base.
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