Definition for PELT'ATE, or PELT'A-TED

PELT'ATE, or PELT'A-TED, a. [L. pelta, a target.]

In botany, having the shape of a target or round shield, with the style inserted near the middle of the under surface; as, a pellate stigma; having the petiole inserted into the under surface of the lamin not far from the center; as, a pellate leaf. – Martyn.

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