laciniate

adjective
la·​cin·​i·​ate | \ lə-ˈsi-nē-ət How to pronounce laciniate (audio) , -ˌāt \

Definition of laciniate

: bordered with a fringe especially : cut into deep irregular usually pointed lobes laciniate leaves

Other Words from laciniate

laciniation \ lə-​ˌsi-​nē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce laciniation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of laciniate

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laciniate

Latin lacinia flap; akin to Latin lacerare

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The first known use of laciniate was circa 1760

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“Laciniate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laciniate. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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