• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Palmated (Zoöl) Having the anterior toes united by a web, as in most swimming birds; webbed. See Illust.i under Aves.
    • Palmated (Zoöl) Having the distal portion broad, flat, and more or less divided into lobes; -- said of certain corals, antlers, etc.
    • Palmated Having the shape of the hand; resembling a hand with the fingers spread.
    • Palmated (Bot) Spreading from the apex of a petiole, as the divisions of a leaf, or leaflets, so as to resemble the hand with outspread fingers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palmated Same as palmate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Palmated shaped like the palm of the hand:
    • Palmated (bot.) divided into sections, the midribs of which run to a common centre: entirely webbed, as the feet of a duck
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. palmatus, marked with the palm of a hand, from palma, the palm of the hand
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. paume—L. palma, the palm of the hand; Gr. palamē.


In literature:

Probably he had caught a reflection of light from the palmate horn of a moose feeding among the water-lily roots.
"God's Country--And the Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
Sterile pinnae palmate; rachis twining.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
Bua-bwa is another edible fruit-tree with palmated leaves.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
The radical leaves have long stems, and are palmate; divisions lobed.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
Palmate-leaved or Turkey Rhubarb.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
All are semi-palmate, and dive, swim, and keep longer in the water than any others of their tribe.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
Palmate: like the palm of the hand, with finger-like processes.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Each plant grows by itself, with a few palmated leaves only at the top.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
They are rounded below, but in the upper part slightly flattened or palmated.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
The roots are black and palmated, and about a foot in breadth.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The species are noble plants, growing from 50 to 100 feet high, having palmate leaves, and red or white flowers.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
It was a large tree, with palmate leaves having seven fingers.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
Bill forming a pointed cylindrical cone; front toes entirely palmated; tail very short.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
The horns of the We-was-kish are something similar to those of the common deer, but are not palmated in any part.
"A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772" by Samuel Hearne
The long-stalked leaves are arranged alternately, and are generally palmately lobed and veined.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
Leaves often palmately divided; bracts and stipules often present.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
They are coarse perennial herbs with palmately or pedately lobed leaves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
These antlers are palmated.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Sometimes the leaves were palmate, at others finely cut or feathery like the leaves of mimosae.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Some have large palmate leaves, others are spotted and laced with white.
"Talks about Flowers." by M. D. Wellcome

In poetry:

But best of all are the words that shape the leaves –
Orbicular, cordate, cleft and reniform –
And their venation – palmate and parallel –
And tips – acute, truncate, auriculate.
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

Photo courtesy of Aaron J Palmateer, assistant professor and extension specialist at the University of Florida.
Aaron Palmateer, of the UF-IFAS Homestead Research and Education Center, recommends repeated applications of any one of the following.
The pet adoption program is dedicated to Rhoda Palmateer, a longtime volunteer who has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
Palmateer has dedicated countless hours toward caring for them at the shelter.
James Palmateer neither cooked nor dined at the first Top Notch Tavern, but when the 21-year-old and his two business partners bought the old gathering place last year, he already had a good sense of history.