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Word of the Day 02/17/21 Cordate

Cordate (adjective)
cordate [ kawr-deyt ]


adjective
1. heart-shaped: a cordate shell.
2. (of leaves) heart-shaped, with the attachment at the notched end.

OTHER WORDS FROM CORDATE
cor·date·ly, adverb
half-cordate, adjective
mul·ti·cor·date, adjective, noun
sem·i·cor·date, adjective

Origin: 1645–55; < New Latin cordātus heart-shaped, equivalent to Latin cord- (stem of cor) heart + -ātus-ate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CORDATE
The root-leaves are cordate in form, and the upper ones are sessile and angled, half embracing the stem.
THE SEA SHORE|WILLIAM S. FURNEAUX

His description is as follows: Leaves cordate, dentate-serrate, glabrous on both sides.
THE GRAPES OF NEW YORK|U. P. HEDRICK

Its leaves are cordate and acute, and change either to a bright yellow or a beautiful bronze colour in the autumn.
FIELD AND WOODLAND PLANTS|WILLIAM S. FURNEAUX

The leaves are cordate or almost round, divided into five or seven shallow, crenate lobes.
FIELD AND WOODLAND PLANTS|WILLIAM S. FURNEAUX

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