palmate leaf

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Noun1.palmate leaf - a leaf resembling an open handpalmate leaf - a leaf resembling an open hand; having lobes radiating from a common point
compound leaf - a leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk
pedate leaf - a leaf having the radiating lobes each deeply cleft or divided
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The pinnate compound leaves of the honeylocust tree, tiny yellow almost feather-like pieces, two kinds of elliptical leaves, two kinds of lance-shaped leaves, and finally, in perfect golden glory slightly tinted with orangeish red, a palmate leaf from our very own front yard sugar maple.
Unique Characteristics: Palmate leaf form may be trimmed for interesting shapes; available as dried material already trimmed into fan design.