Bot. shield-shaped; specif., having the stalk attached to the lower surface, at or near the center: said of a leaf
Origin of peltate; from Classical Latin pelta (; from Classical Greek pelt?: see peltast) + -ate
Having a flat circular structure attached to a stalk near the center, rather than at or near the margin; shield-shaped: the peltate leaf of the nasturtium.
Origin of peltateLatin peltatus, armed with a small shield, from Latin pelta, small shield, from Greek pelt&emacron;; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more peltate, superlative most peltate)