A type of leaf shape; generally like an arrowhead but with triangular lobes branching out from the base of the leaf.

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Has"tate (?), Has"ta*ted, a. [L. hastatus, fr. hasta spear. Cf. Gad, n.]

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


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