runcinate

adjective
run·​ci·​nate | \ ˈrən(t)-sə-ˌnāt How to pronounce runcinate (audio) \

Definition of runcinate

: pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downward runcinate leaves of the dandelion — see leaf illustration

First Known Use of runcinate

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for runcinate

Latin runcinatus, past participle of runcinare to plane off, from runcina plane

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The first known use of runcinate was in 1776

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“Runcinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/runcinate. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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