from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Palmately divided or cleft.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, same as palmately cleft (which see, under palmately).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Palmate, with the divisions separated but little more than halfway to the common center.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany, of leaves Having lobes with incisions that extend less than half-way toward the petiole.

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

  • adjective of a leaf shape; palmately cleft rather than lobed


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  • _pinnatilobate_, _palmatifid_, _palmatipartite_, etc., and each of these words designates different combinations of the modes and extent of the divisions of the leaf with the divisions of its outline.

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