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 (kyo͞o′nē-ĭt, -āt′)
Wedge-shaped. Used especially to describe a leaf or petal base that is narrowly triangular.

[Latin cuneātus, past participle of cuneāre, to make wedge-shaped, from cuneus, wedge.]

cu′ne·ate′ly adv.


(ˈkjuːnɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) or


(Botany) wedge-shaped: cuneate leaves are attached at the narrow end
[C19: from Latin cuneāre to make wedge-shaped, from cuneus a wedge]
ˈcuneately adv


(ˈkyu ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

also cu′ne•at`ed,

1. wedge-shaped.
2. (of leaves) triangular at the base and tapering to a point.
[1800–10; < Latin cuneātus, past participle of cuneāre to wedge, become wedge-shaped, derivative of cuneus wedge]
cu′ne•ate•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.cuneate - (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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