- Bot. palmately divided into three main divisions, the two outer divisions forked into smaller ones
- having a foot or feet
- like a foot; footlike
Origin of pedateClassical Latin pedatus from pes (gen. pedis), foot
- Resembling or functioning as a foot: pedate appendages.
- Botany Having palmately divided lobes with the lateral lobes cleft or divided: a pedate leaf.
Origin of pedateLatin pedātus past participle of pedāre to furnish with feet from pēs ped- foot ; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more pedate, superlative most pedate)