crispate


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cris·pate

 (krĭs′pāt′) also cris·pat·ed (-pā′tĭd)
adj.
Curled or ruffled, as the margins of certain leaves.

[Latin crispātus, past participle of crispāre, to curl, from crispus, curly; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

crispate

(ˈkrɪspeɪt; -pɪt) ,

crispated

or

crisped

adj
(Botany) having a curled or waved appearance
[C19: from Latin crispāre to curl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crispate - wavy or notched and curled very irregularly
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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If something is crispate, what appearance does it have?
40; cream patterned with reddish to reddish brown spots that remain distinct on last adult whorl; axial sculpture of rather coarse, regular, crispate pliculae cumingii
Plants epiphytic and terrestrial; rhizome short creeping, 10 mm in diameter, densely scaly, scales oblong-lanceolate with acuminate and crispate apices, entire, blackish-brown, opaque, 3-5 x 1.