cirrate

adjective
cir·​rate | \ˈsiˌrāt, -rə̇t\

Definition of cirrate 

1 : bearing a cirrus

2 : curled like a cirrus used especially of a leaf tipped with a tendril

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History and Etymology for cirrate

Latin cirratus having ringlets, from cirrus curl + -atus -ate

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