[kree-neyt or kree-ney-tid]
- having the margin notched or scalloped so as to form rounded teeth, as a leaf.
Origin of crenate
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If not entire it may be toothed, serrate (sawlike), crenate or wavy.Field and Woodland Plants
William S. Furneaux
They may be serrate or crenate, doubly or singly divided, glandular or glandless.The Peaches of New York
U. P. Hedrick
Crenate, or Scalloped, when the teeth are broad and rounded; as in Fig. 144.
Crenate, or Crenelled, the edge scalloped into rounded teeth, 55.
Pinnæ roundish-ovate, crenate, with indistinct and forking midveins.The Fern Lover's Companion
George Henry Tilton
- having a scalloped margin, as certain leaves
C18: from New Latin crēnātus, from Medieval Latin, probably from Late Latin crēna a notch
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- Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections or indentations.
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