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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pal·mate /ˈpælˌmet, ˈpɑ, ˈpɑl, ˈpɔ, ˈpɔl-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pal·mate n. Chem. A salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate. [Obsoles.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pal·mate Pal·ma·ted a.
 1. Having the shape of the hand; resembling a hand with the fingers spread.
 2. 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.
 3. Zool. (a) Having the anterior toes united by a web, as in most swimming birds; webbed. See Illust. (i) under Aves. (b) Having the distal portion broad, flat, and more or less divided into lobes; -- said of certain corals, antlers, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by
             a thin fold of skin
      2: of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a
         common point [syn: palm-shaped]