Definition of Hastate

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base.

Exact synonyms: Spearhead-shaped
Similar to: Simple, Unsubdivided

Definition of Hastate

1. a. Shaped like the head of a halberd; triangular, with the basal angles or lobes spreading; as, a hastate leaf.

Definition of Hastate

1. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to a spear. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany of leaves) Shaped similarly to a halberd, with pointed lobes pointed outward from the base. ¹

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Definition of Hastate

1. triangular [adj] - See also: triangular

Medical Definition of Hastate

1. A type of leaf shape, generally like an arrowhead but with triangular lobes branching out from the base of the leaf approximately at right angles. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hastate

hasta la vista
hastate (current term)
hastate leaf
haste makes waste

Literary usage of Hastate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"191, a mountain form, a to & foot high, with most of the leaves hastate-deltoid, and bristles on the involucre and conspicuous. ..."

2. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1878)
"PAT'ULA proper; erector decumbent, deep green, sparingly mealy, lower leaves opposite rhombic or rhombic-hastate with ascending cusps acute entire or ..."

3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"Lanceolate-hastate. '; bte; and Lanceolate-sagittate is sagittate is hastate with the principal lobe ..."

4. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"... at base but broader than long and not pointed; hastate or halberd-shaped. ... 6, cordate or heart-shaped; r, sagittate or arrow-shaped- d, hastate; e, ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"A foot high : Ivs. cordate or somewhat hastate, long-stalked : spathe purple, incurved at the top.—Has many forms and many names. ..."

6. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"... somewhat hastate, 3-lobed above the base, with two distinct ridges on the face, white spotted with crimson ; sepals and petals oblong-lanceolate, ..."

7. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1824)
"... the upper ones somewhat hastate. Flowers on long, very slender racemes, very small. Corolla pale yellow, a little longer than the calyx. ..."

8. Manual of the Flora of Jackson County, Missouri by Kenneth Kent Mackenzie, Benjamin Franklin Bush (1902)
"Bather spreading, l°-2° high, scurfy : leaves broadly triangular-hastate, nearly entire: flowers in ..."

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