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palmate
top: compound and lobed leaves
bottom: feet of an albatross

pal·mate

 (păl′māt′, päl′-, pä′māt′) also pal·mat·ed (-mā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended: palmate antlers; palmate coral.
2. Botany Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point; digitate: a palmate leaf.
3. Zoology Having webbing that connects the three front toes, as the feet of many waterbirds.

pal′mate′ly adv.

palmate

(ˈpælmeɪt; -mɪt) or

palmated

adj
1. (Zoology) shaped like an open hand: palmate antlers.
2. (Botany) botany having more than three lobes or segments that spread out from a common point: palmate leaves.
3. (Zoology) (of the feet of most water birds) having three toes connected by a web
[C18: from Latin palmatus, from palma palm; see palm2]

pal•mate

(ˈpæl meɪt, -mɪt, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ meɪt)

also pal′mat•ed,



adj.
1. shaped like an open palm or like a hand with the fingers extended, as a leaf or an antler.
2. web-footed.
3. having four or more lobes or leaflets radiating from a single point.
[1750–60; < Latin]
pal′mate•ly, adv.
pal•ma′tion, n.

pal·mate

(păl′māt′, päl′māt′)
1. Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended. Some kinds of coral and the antlers of moose and certain deer are palmate.
2. Botany Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point. Maples have palmate leaves.
3. Zoology Having webbed toes as the feet of many swimming and diving birds do.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.palmate - (of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by a thin fold of skin
webbed - (of the feet of some animals) having the digits connected by a thin fold of skin
2.palmate - of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
References in classic literature ?
Splay hoofs and palmated antlers they knew, and they flung their customary patience and caution to the wind.
Back and forth the bull tossed his great palmated antlers, branching to fourteen points and embracing seven feet within the tips.
First, his palmated antlers are dramatically distinctive and quite unlike the antlers of any other deer.
For coming across their food plot, headed directly to a strategically positioned rub tree 25 yards from their ground blind, was a buck crowned with a huge set of heavily palmated antlers.
Scoring an amazing 263⅝ with a spread of 75⅝ inches, its widely palmated antlers broke by a full 2 inches the previous world record taken in Alaska back in 1994.
TRUTH BE KNOWN, I was shocked at the sight of the massive palmated buck.
Of all antlers collected, 30% had forked brows and 12% had palmated brows.
The first moose I shot had an antler spread of 66 inches on a beautifully palmated rack.
The sculpted buck's lower jaw was crafted from flat, palmated antlers, while antlers with a less pronounced palmation formed the hooves.
The palmated, heavy horns and triangular face indicated he was an old buck .