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
lobeswith incisionsthat 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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
_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.