crenate

adjective
cre·​nate | \ ˈkrē-ˌnāt How to pronounce crenate (audio) \
variants: or crenated \ ˈkrē-​ˌnā-​təd How to pronounce crenated (audio) \

Definition of crenate

: having the margin or surface cut into rounded scallops a crenate leaf

First Known Use of crenate

1688, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crenate

borrowed from New Latin crenātus, probably Latinization of Middle French crené, past participle of crener "to mark with a notch," derivative of cren, cran "notch" — more at crenellated

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“Crenate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crenate. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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