(noun, adjective)


1. (of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by a thin fold of skin

Similar word(s): webbed

2. of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point

Similar word(s): compound

Sentences with palmate as an adjective:

- Although palmate leaves are typical of most Western maples, a number of species have leaves without lobes.

- The Palmate Newt is a common Western European amphibian.


1. (chemistry) A salt or ester of ricinoleic acid (formerly called palmic acid); a ricinoleate.