Bot. shield-shaped; specif., having the stalk attached to the lower surface, at or near the center: said of a leaf
Origin of peltatefrom 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 peltātus armed with a small shield from Latin pelta small shield from Greek peltē ; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more peltate, superlative most peltate)