from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Having the shape of an arrowhead: sagittate leaves; sagittate shells.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like an arrowhead, with one point a one end, and two points at the other.
- adj. Shaped like an arrowhead, with two pointed lobes extending downward from the base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like an arrowhead; triangular, with the two basal angles prolonged downward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaped like the head of an arrow; sagittal; specifically, in botany, triangular, with a deep sinus at the base, the lobes not pointing outward. Compare hastate. See also cut under Sagittaria.
- In entomology, having the form of a barbed arrow-head.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes
Tannia plants can reach a height of about 2 m and have a short erect stem and large, long-stalked sagittate or hastate leaves, which differ from those of Colocasia in that the leaf stalk joins the blade at the margin between the lobes
They seldom exceed 1in. in diameter, and are of various forms, as heart-shaped, sagittate, oval, tri-lobed, and so on.
The leaves are large, numerous, ovate-sagittate, from ten to eleven inches long, and nearly five inches in width; the radical leaves are slightly blistered, and of a dark, shining green color.
The water-lilies are a well known instance, exhibiting sagittate leaves in the juvenile stage and changing in many species, into nearly circular peltate forms, of which _Victoria regia_ is a very good example, although its younger stages do not always excite all the interest they deserve.
This belt is divided into four spaces, in each of which there is a checkered, terraced pyramid pointing downward; the lower part and sides of each space is occupied with triangular and sagittate figures.
Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879 Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-81, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1883, pages 307-428
An arum, with a woody stem, and with large sagittate leaves, rose in the very middle of a pool the temperature of which was 70°.
Among the sedges by the river we found the KYLLINGA MONOCEPHALA; and, on the rich black clayed soil near it, a species of bindweed out of flower, with large sagittate leaves: in the scrubs back from the river, grew a small bush, about four feet high, which has been considered either a variety of
An arum, with a woody stem, and with large sagittate leaves, rose in the very middle of a pool the temperature of which was 70 degrees.
In such a site in the temperate zone, the cyperaceous and gramineous plants would have formed vast meadows; here the soil abounded in aquatic plants, with sagittate leaves, and especially in basil plants, among which we noticed the fine flowers of the costus, the thalia, and the heliconia.
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