AskDefine | Define hastate

Dictionary Definition

hastate adj : of a leaf shape; like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base [syn: spearhead-shaped]

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English

Etymology

hastatus, from hasta.

Pronunciation

IPA: /'hæsteɪt/

Adjective

  1. Of, or pertaining to a spear.
  2. botany of leaves Shaped similarly to a halberd, with pointed lobes pointed outward from the base.
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