from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections: a crenate leaf.
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- adj. Having round or blunt teeth on its margin; scalloped.
- n. Any salt or ester of crenic acid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the margin cut into rounded teeth notches, or scallops.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Notched; indented; scalloped.
- In entomology, having indentations, not sufficient to be called teeth, the exterior outline of which is rounded: said of a margin.
- In fortification, same as crenelated. See also crenelle.
- Also crenated.
- n. A zigzag or tooth-shaped work, or notch, in a wall or line of fortifications; a crenelle.
- n. A salt of crenic acid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a margin with rounded scallops
To 4 cm long, broadly ovate, very aromatic with a blunt or rounded apex, margin with blunt notches (crenate), upper surface rough.
LEAVES: To 10 cm long, usually opposite, ovate to elliptic with a crenate (bluntly notched) margin, rough above, softly hairy below.
The ovate crenate leaves, which measure from an inch or even less, to one inch and a half in length by about half the length in breadth, are leathery, dark green above, grayish above.
_Phyllocactus_ in having the branches dilated into the form of fleshy leaves, but differ in haying them divided into short truncate leaf-like portions, which are articulated, that is to say, provided with a joint by which they separate spontaneously; the margins are crenate or dentate, and the flowers, which are large and showy, magenta or crimson, appear at the apex of the terminal joints.
Flowers a yellowish-green; leaves nearly round, bluntly lobed, crenate or round toothed, the teeth horned or pointed; the colour is inclined to auburn during autumn, but it varies, and for a botanical description it would be hard to state a particular colour.
Stem two feet in length, branching, prostrate or trailing, the ends of the shoots erect; leaves trifoliate, yellowish-green, the leaflets inversely heart-shaped; flowers rather large, yellow, -- the petals crenate or notched on the borders, and striped at their base with purple.
Pinnæ roundish-oblong or oval, entire or finely crenate, attached at the base by a narrow point.
Very fleshy, three to ten inches high, sterile segment subsessile, borne near the middle of the plant, oblong, simple pinnate with three to eight pairs of lunate or fan-shaped divisions, obtusely crenate, the veins repeatedly forking; fertile segment panicled, two to three pinnate.
Pinnæ opposite, oblong, entire or finely crenate, and auricled at the base.
From the main leafstock grow several pairs of stalked pinnæ, with the divisions ovate-oblong, acutish, crenate-serrulate, obliquely cordate or subcordate.