Pronunciation key

( diji-tāt′ )


Digitate Leaf
Digitate Leaf


[L. digitatus; see DIGIT].

  1. Possessing separate fingers or toes.
  2. Fingerlike, or similar to a digit.
  3. In botany, having fingerlike divisions as some leaves.

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Chart of Leaf Shapes
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