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

  • adj. Having a heart-shaped outline: a cordate leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


New Latin cordātus, from Latin cor, cord-, heart.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin cordi- from cor (heart) (Wiktionary)



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