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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“Cirrate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cirrate. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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