[ ruhn-suh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈrʌn sə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /


(of a leaf) pinnately incised, with the lobes or teeth curved backward.

Origin of runcinate

1770–80; < Latin runcinātus (past participle of runcināre to plane), equivalent to runcin(a) carpenter's plane + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for runcinate


/ (ˈrʌnsɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt) /


(of a leaf) having a saw-toothed margin with the teeth or lobes pointing backwards

Word Origin for runcinate

C18: from New Latin runcīnātus, from Latin runcīnāre to plane off, from runcīna a carpenter's plane
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