verb (used with object), ser·rat·ed, ser·rat·ing.
Origin of serrate
Examples from the Web for serrate
Historical Examples of serrate
The cone-scales are very small, but the bracts are large, thick, and serrate.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
The serrate pines on my horizon are not the pickets of a great pen.The Face of the Fields
Dallas Lore Sharp
If not entire it may be toothed, serrate (sawlike), crenate or wavy.
The leaves are opposite, elliptical, serrate, with short stalks.
Its leaves are large, flat, oval or oblong, with serrate edges.
adjective (ˈsɛrɪt, -eɪt)
Word Origin for serrate
"notched," 1660s, from Latin serratus "sawlike, notched like a saw," from serra "a saw," of unknown origin. Related: Serrated; serrating.