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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


First Known Use: 1668


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serrate

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transitive verb ser·rate \sə-ˈrāt, ˈser-ˌāt\

Definition of serrate

serrated

serrating

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1750


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