Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Heart-shaped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaped like a heart; cordate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Heart-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Heart-shaped; having nearly the form of the human heart; oviform, but hollowed out at the base, without posterior angles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a leaf) shaped like a heart

Etymologies

Latin cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots + -form.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin corĀ ("heart") + -form (Wiktionary)

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  • Ha ha, quite a riff!

    pseudoconical, eh? Unparalleled maps, eh?

    I can't quite picture the axe, though I have seen many an axe. And you are right, those releafs just don't cut so good, be they cordate, palmate, pinnate, whatever.. Alas, a chainsaw is more likely to cut the tree to the heart now.

    And all I saw in the definition was a lowly worm!

    As I said before, context is everything.

    July 12, 2007

  • Its without parallel in maps!

    July 12, 2007

  • cordiform is an form (shape) of an AXEium which may cut heartwood, but does that get to the heart of the matter? What a releaf it isn't a cordate!

    July 12, 2007

  • cordiform is an form (shape) of an AXEium which may cut heartwood, but does that get to the heart of the matter? What a releaf it isn't a cordate!

    July 12, 2007

  • Heart-shaped, as is cordate. Context is everything.

    July 12, 2007