runcinate

adjective

run·​ci·​nate ˈrən(t)-sə-ˌnāt How to pronounce runcinate (audio)
: pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downward
runcinate leaves of the dandelion
see leaf illustration

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of runcinate was in 1776

Dictionary Entries Near runcinate

Cite this Entry

“Runcinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/runcinate. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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