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Related to crenate: crenate leaf
cre·nate(krē′nāt′) also cre·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections: a crenate leaf.
[New Latin crēnātus, from Late Medieval Latin crēna, notch, from a reading of an uncertain Latin word in a corrupt passage in Pliny the Elder (influenced by Old French cren, notch).]
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(Botany) having a scalloped margin, as certain leaves
[C18: from New Latin crēnātus, from Medieval Latin, probably from Late Latin crēna a notch]
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having the margin notched or scalloped so as to form rounded teeth, as a leaf.
[1785–95; < New Latin crēnātus= Latin crēn(a) a notch + -ātus -ate1]
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