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1. Resembling or functioning as a foot: pedate appendages.
2. Botany Having palmately divided lobes with the lateral lobes cleft or divided: a pedate leaf.

[Latin pedātus, past participle of pedāre, to furnish with feet, from pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Botany) (of a plant leaf) divided into several lobes arising at a common point, the lobes often being stalked and the lateral lobes sometimes divided into smaller lobes
2. (Zoology) zoology having or resembling a foot: a pedate appendage.
[C18: from Latin pedātus equipped with feet, from pēs foot]
ˈpedately adv


(ˈpɛd eɪt)

1. having a foot or feet.
2. resembling a foot.
3. having divisions like toes.
4. (of a leaf) palmately parted or divided with the lateral lobes or divisions cleft or divided.
[1745–55; < Latin pedātus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pedate - of a leaf shape; having radiating lobes, each deeply cleft or divided
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
2.pedate - having or resembling a foot
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
footed - having feet; "footed creatures"; "a footed sofa"