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Friday, July 25, 2014

Definitions for laciniate

  1. Botany, Zoology. cut into narrow, irregular lobes; slashed; jagged.

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Citations for laciniate
Plants with entire petals occur mainly in the northern half of the range, whilst plants with crenate to laciniate petals occur mainly in Greece. Edited by T. G. Tutin, Flora Europaea, Volume 1, 1964
An armchair stood by the sofa, but I always avoided it because of its golden satin, the mere sight of which caused a laciniate shiver to branch from my spine like nocturnal lightning. Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited, 1966
Origin of laciniate
Laciniate entered English in the 1750s from the word lacinia which referred to a jagged part of a leaf.