Meaning of hastate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhasteɪt/


  • (of a leaf) having a narrow triangular shape like that of a spearhead.

    ‘The leaflets are ovate to lanceolate, sometimes hastate, and are subtended by inconspicuous stipels.’
    • ‘Slender vine with hastate leaves [are] found in very specific scrub habitats on white sticky clay.’
    • ‘We suggest that depth mostly to get adequate light to the seedlings with just hastate leaves.’
    • ‘The typical A. hastata, with upper leaves truly hastate or deltoid, and which comes north to Texas and Arizona, has petals only half and inch, and in a depauperate form only a quarter of an inch long.’
    • ‘Leaves on mature plants exposed to full sun are narrower and hastate, usually only slightly acuminate, and truncate or slightly tapering at the base, not cordate.’


Late 18th century from Latin hastatus, from hasta ‘spear’.