laciniate

adjective

la·​cin·​i·​ate lə-ˈsi-nē-ət How to pronounce laciniate (audio)
-ˌāt
: bordered with a fringe
especially : cut into deep irregular usually pointed lobes
laciniate leaves
laciniation noun

Word History

Etymology

Latin lacinia flap; akin to Latin lacerare

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laciniate was circa 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Laciniate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laciniate. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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