verb (used with object), ser·rat·ed, ser·rat·ing.
Origin of serrate
Examples from the Web for serrate
This elm leaf of mine has a 'serrate' edge with the teeth pointing forward like the teeth of a saw.Ethel Morton's Enterprise|Mabell S.C. Smith
Leaves obovate and lance-ovate, serrate, on slender spreading branches.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
The leaves are opposite, elliptical, serrate, with short stalks.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
Along the whole shell arise three divergent, serrate ribs, which disappear towards the hemispherical, basal pole.
The serrate pines on my horizon are not the pickets of a great pen.The Face of the Fields|Dallas Lore Sharp
British Dictionary definitions for serrate
adjective (ˈsɛrɪt, -eɪt)
Word Origin for serrate
Word Origin and History for serrate
"notched," 1660s, from Latin serratus "sawlike, notched like a saw," from serra "a saw," of unknown origin. Related: Serrated; serrating.