palmate


palmate
palmately, adv.
/pal"mayt, -mit, pahl"-, pah"mayt/, adj.
1. shaped like an open palm or like a hand with the fingers extended, as a leaf or an antler.
2. Bot. having four or more lobes or leaflets radiating from a single point.
3. Zool. web-footed.
4. Furniture.
a. decorated with palmettes.
b. (in furniture of the 17th century) having bands of semicircles enclosing a radiating leaf form.
Also, palmated.
[1750-60; < L palmatus shaped like a palm. See PALM1, -ATE1]

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