runcinate


run·ci·nate

adjective \ˈrən(t)-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of RUNCINATE

:  pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downward <runcinate leaves of the dandelion> — see leaf illustration

Origin of RUNCINATE

Latin runcinatus, past participle of runcinare to plane off, from runcina plane
First Known Use: 1776

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