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Heart-shaped:‘their leaves are often triangular, sometimes cordate or sagittate at the base’
- ‘Its leaves are small, thin, slightly hairy, alternate, cordate and two to four centimetres long.’
- ‘The fruits were cordate at the base instead of truncated as is typical of H. verticillata.’
- ‘A typical, mature Osmunda cinnamomea gametophyte was cordate and without trichomes.’
- ‘Ventral muscle field strongly impressed, elevated, cordate, with high ridges laterally and anteriorly.’
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘wise, prudent’): from Latin cordatus wise (in modern Latin heart-shaped), from cor, cord- heart.
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