peltate(redirected from peltately)
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Having a flat circular structure attached to a stalk near the center, rather than at or near the margin; shield-shaped: the peltate leaf of the nasturtium.
[Latin peltātus, armed with a small shield, from Latin pelta, small shield, from Greek peltē; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
(Botany) (of leaves) having the stalk attached to the centre of the lower surface
[C18: from Latin peltātus equipped with a pelta, a small shield; see peltast]
shield-shaped, esp. as a circular leaf having the stalk attached at the middle of its lower surface..
[1745–55; < Latin peltātus=pelt(a) small shield (< Greek péltē) + -ātus -ate1]