[ kris-peyt ]
/ ˈkrɪs peɪt /
(of a leaf) having curly or wavy edges.
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Also cris·pat·ed [kris-pey-tid] /ˈkrɪs peɪ tɪd/ .
Origin of crispate
First recorded in 1845–50; from Latin crispātus, past participle of crispāre “to curl,” derivative of crispus “curly, wavy”
Words nearby crispate
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British Dictionary definitions for crispate
crispated or crisped
/ (ˈkrɪspeɪt, -pɪt) /
having a curled or waved appearance
Word Origin for crispate
C19: from Latin crispāre to curl
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