runcinate

adjective run·ci·nate \ ˈrən(t)-sə-ˌnāt \

Definition of runcinate

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

Origin and Etymology of runcinate

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


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