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palmate

, palmated
1. shaped like an open hand
2. Botany having more than three lobes or segments that spread out from a common point
3. (of the feet of most water birds) having three toes connected by a web

palmate

[′pä‚māt]
(botany)
Having lobes, such as on leaves, that radiate from a common point.
(vertebrate zoology)
Having webbed toes.
(zoology)
Having the distal portion broad and lobed, resembling a hand with the fingers spread.

palmate

1. A column capital resembling the leaves of a palm tree.
2. A Palmette.
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That's when a giant, palmated buck suddenly appeared on an anonymous neighbor's scouting camera.
I've never been one to fret much about horns or antlers, but the sweeping, heavily palmated antlers we regularly glassed obviously belonged to exceptional animals.
Three carried unremarkable headgear, but the fourth was another story: a splendid 5-point rack on one side, a deformed, palmated club on the other.
Ideally, the top half of the antlers should be widely palmated and sport at least two long points per side with plenty of other points.
The rack was high and palmated on top, and deep double shovels thrust forward above the nose.
In fact, sound amplification and localization is the principal function of a bull moose's palmated antlers.
One developed a high, long-tined 8-point rack, the second had an unusual palmated rack, and the third, which we called The Boss, had a wide handsome rack that extended well beyond his ears.
As I eased past a conveniently located boulder, a pair of sweeping, palmated antlers appeared in the depression ahead, and moments later I enjoyed my first close look at a fallow deer.