from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resembling or functioning as a foot: pedate appendages.
- adj. Zoology Having feet: pedate larvae.
- adj. Botany Having palmately divided lobes with the lateral lobes cleft or divided: a pedate leaf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having the characteristics of a foot
- adj. having feet
- adj. (of a leaf) having deeply divided lobes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Palmate, with the lateral lobes cleft into two or more segments; -- said of a leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having divisions like toes; in botany, having the two lateral lobes themselves divided into smaller segments, the midribs of which do not run directly into the common central point, as a palmate leaf, such as the leaf of Helleborus fœtidus.
- In zoöl:
- In zoology: Relating or pertaining to the Pedata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or resembling a foot
- adj. of a leaf shape; having radiating lobes, each deeply cleft or divided
The leaves are very large, pedate, dentate, and distinctly veined.
Hellebores, pedate, smooth, of stout substance and dark green colour; the divisions of the leaves are narrow and numerous.
They are curiously formed and twisted, pedate or bird-foot shaped, the outer segments twice cut, lance-shaped, and turned inwards or over the main part of the leaf; the leaves are of a deep green colour, and of good substance; they seldom exceed four in number to each plant or tuber.
The foliage is smaller than that of most kinds; the leaves are radical, rather short-stalked, pedate, and divisions narrow; they are of a leathery substance and a dark green colour.
The leaves of the root are large and pedate, the divisions wide apart and unevenly toothed; the under sides are distinctly veined with purplish-brown when in a young state.
The flowers are produced on forked stems, and are accompanied by finely-cut floral leaves, nearly sessile and palmate; the radical leaves are large, pedate, downy underneath, having long stalks, and remaining green throughout winter.
The radical leaves are many, nearly a foot in diameter, of a dark green colour, and leathery substance; the leaflets are rather distant from each other, forming a noble pedate leaf; they are somewhat one-sided, slightly waved, sharply and regularly toothed nearly all their length.
The leaves are radical, having stout, round stalks; they are large and pedate in shape, stout, and of leathery substance.
The latter are nearly a foot across, pedate, or palm-shaped; the segments or leaflets are sub-divided and of irregular form, but mostly ovate, lance-shaped, finely and sharply toothed, and of a dull green colour.
This is to pedate, what pinnatifid is to pinnate: the parts of the leaf not being feparate; but con - nected, as in the feet of water fowl.