from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a lobe or lobes: lobed leaves.
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- adj. Having lobes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having lobes; lobate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a lobe or lobes; lobate; lobose; specifically, in botany, said of a leaf when the division extends not more than half-way to the middle, and either the sinuses or lobes are rounded; in entomology, having a single lobe or lobe-like projection. Sometimes used, like lobate, to indicate a division into two or more lobes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having deeply indented margins but with lobes not entirely separate from each other
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Interestingly, the "lobed" configuration has been observed -- and videotaped -- elsewhere.
West has served on the school board since 1997, when he defeated 89-year-old incumbent Doris Pesce by promising to enforce dress codes and refer repeat disciplinary cases to the three-lobed burning eye.
His babies are weeks away from bulking up and setting the bizarre clusters of mind-altering flower buds, but even in youth the lobed leaves, slender and saw-toothed, are distinctive, iconic, ominous.
There is an heirloom French pumpkin called a Cinderella Carriage pumpkin that is lobed and looks like Cinderella's coach, and has bright red and orange flesh (Rouge Vif d'Etampes).
It worked like magic, as he became wingnuttia's most prominent loudmouth leader in the media — his talk show at its peak pulling in close to 15 million lemming-lobed listeners per week.
Poppy leaves are deeply lobed, which makes them a difficult shape to reproduce, not like an aspen leaf.
He lives in Portland, OR, where he reads, climbs rocks, and edits Three-lobed Burning Eye magazine.
The pedals thread into tri-lobed inserts at the ends of the crankarms.
“Hurry!” shouted Eve as she waded into the foam, but Charles was running toward a huge, slender-trunked palm that leaned right out over the water, a gigantic lobed nut hanging just below its disheveled fronds.
You say; "Very large telescopes will not only see double lobed structure, but the additional faint halo ring as well."