American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having digits or fingerlike projections.
- adj. Botany Having distinct parts arising from a common point or center; palmate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having deep radiating divisions, like fingers: applied to leaves and roots. By later botanists it is restricted chiefly to compound leaves with leaflets borne at the apex of the petiole.
- In zoology, characterized by digitation; having or consisting of a set of processes like digits. Also digitated.
- To point out, as if with a finger.
- adj. Having digits, fingers or things shaped like fingers; fingerlike
- adj. botany Having parts that spread out from a common point; palmate
- v. To point out as with the finger.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To point out as with the finger.
- adj. (Bot.) Having several leaflets arranged, like the fingers of the hand, at the extremity of a stem or petiole. Also, in general, characterized by digitation.
- adj. resembling a finger
- From Latin digitātus (Wiktionary)
“Australia; a slender stem, about thirty feet in height, gives off a few branches with immense digitate dark and glossy leaves, and long spike-like racemes of small scarlet flowers, a great resort for insects and insect-feeding birds.”
“LEAVES: Large, digitate or deeply digitately lobed into 5-7 segments.”
“The spikelets are lanceolate, 2 - to 3-nate, in digitate or racemose spikes, jointed on the pedicels but not thickened at the base, 1-flowered.”
“The inflorescence consists of solitary, binate, digitate, or panicled racemes.”
“Inflorescence is a panicle consisting of digitate or whorled, slender or stout spike-like racemes.”
“Inflorescence digitate; glumes three with a minute glume; nerves of second glume five to seven, straight and prominent 2.”
“The _spikes_ are elongate, digitate, 2 to 7, 2 to 5 inches long, all in”
“Spikelets many, dissimilar, in solitary, digitate or fascicled racemes or spikes; first glume not sunk in the hollow of the rachis.”
“The _inflorescence_ consists of two to eight smooth, digitate, green or purplish spikes, 1 to 3 inches long; _rachis_ is slender, compressed or angular, scaberulous.”
“The inflorescence consists of spikes, or spiciform racemes, solitary or digitate, and in some it is paniculate.”
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