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runcinate leaf


adj. Botany
Having saw-toothed divisions directed away from the apex: runcinate leaves.

[Latin runcinātus, past participle of runcināre, to plane, from runcina, carpenter's plane, formerly taken to mean saw, alteration (influenced by runcāre, to weed, pluck) of Greek rhukanē, carpenter's plane.]


(ˈrʌnsɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
(Botany) (of a leaf) having a saw-toothed margin with the teeth or lobes pointing backwards
[C18: from New Latin runcīnātus, from Latin runcīnāre to plane off, from runcīna a carpenter's plane]
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Adj.1.runcinate - having incised margins with the lobes or teeth pointing toward the base; as dandelion leaves
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped