from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or forming a row of small sharp projections resembling the teeth of a saw: serrate teeth; a serrate talon.
- adj. Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections: serrate leaves.
- transitive v. To make serrate or saw-toothed; jag the edge of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having tooth-like projections on one side, as in a saw.
- adj. (leaves) Having tooth-like projections pointed away from the petiole.
- v. To make serrate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Notched on the edge, like a saw.
- adj. Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Notched on the edge like a saw; toothed; specifically, in botany, having small sharp teeth along the margin, pointing toward the apex: as, a serrate leaf.
- To render serrate; notch like a saw.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
- v. make saw-toothed or jag the edge of
Latin serrātus, saw-shaped, from serra, saw.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin serratus, past participle of serrō. (Wiktionary)