• WordNet 3.6
    • adj crenulate having a margin with small rounded teeth "a crenulate leaf"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crenulate (Bot) Minutely crenate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crenulate Notched; marked as with notches.
    • crenulate Specifically— In botany, having the edge cut into very small scallops, as some leaves. Also crenelate, crenellate.
    • crenulate In conchology, an epithet applied to the indented margin of a shell. The fine saw-like edge of the shell of the cockle, which fits nicely into the opposite shell, is a familiar example.
    • crenulate In entomology, finely crenate or waved: as, a crenulate margin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Crenulate finely notched or crenate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of crenate,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. crena, a notch.


In literature:

The nave of the church is to the east; it is of two stories, both crenulated at the top.
"Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery" by George Borrow
Each division is fortified after a fashion, with walls now crumbling, and with round crenulated towers.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Small pitcher-shaped cooking pot with handle and crenulate margin.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson
Crenulate: with small scallops, evenly rounded and rather deeply curved.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The courtyard was originally enclosed by a fine crenulated wall like that round the Hotel de Cluny in Paris.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
This last is the only one which has preserved its mediaeval crenulated battlements aloft.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
Crenulata means bearing notches, referring to the crenulate form of the gills, which are very distinct.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Under a magnifying glass the margin will be found to have pellucid crenulations.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
Immediately behind the hump is a series of knuckles or crenulations along the midline.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
Petals 5, rarely 6, obovate, crenulate.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray