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crispate

[ kris-peyt ]

adjective

, Botany.
  1. (of a leaf) having curly or wavy edges.


crispate

/ ˈkrɪspeɪt; -pɪt /

adjective

  1. having a curled or waved appearance


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crispate1

First recorded in 1845–50; from Latin crispātus, past participle of crispāre “to curl,” derivative of crispus “curly, wavy”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crispate1

C19: from Latin crispāre to curl

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