run·ci·nate adjective \ˈrən(t)-sə-ˌnāt\
: pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downward <runcinate leaves of the dandelion> — see leaf illustration
Origin of RUNCINATE
past participle of runcinare
to plane off, from runcina
First Known Use: 1776
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