runcinate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj runcinate having incised margins with the lobes or teeth pointing toward the base; as dandelion leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Runcinate (Bot) Pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downwards, as the leaf of the dandelion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • runcinate In botany, irregularly saw-toothed or pinnately incised, with the lobes or teeth hooked backward: said chiefly of leaves, as those of the dandelion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Runcinate runs′in-āt (bot.) having the lobes convex before and straight behind, or pointing backward as in the dandelion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. runcinatus, p. p. of runcinare, to plane off, fr. runcina, a plane
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. runcinatus, pa.p. of runcināre, to plane off—runcina, a plane.