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serrate

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adjective ser·rate \ˈser-ˌāt, sə-ˈrāt\

Definition of serrate

  1. :  notched or toothed on the edge; specifically :  having marginal teeth pointing forward or toward the apex a serrate leaf

Origin and Etymology of serrate

Latin serratus, from serra saw


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serrate

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verb ser·rate \sə-ˈrāt, ˈser-ˌāt\

Definition of serrate

serrated

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serrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to mark or make with serrations a serrated knife

Origin and Etymology of serrate

Late Latin serratus, past participle of serrare to saw, from Latin serra



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