adjective Etymology: Latin runcinatus, past participle of runcinare to plane off, from runcina plane Date: 1776 pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downward <
runcinate leaves of the dandelion
— see leaf illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Runcinate — Run ci*nate, a. [L. runcinatus, p. p. of runcinare to plane off, fr. runcina a plane.] (Bot.) Pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downwards, as the leaf of the dandelion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • runcinate — [run′sə nit, run′sināt΄] adj. [L runcinatus, pp. of runcinare, to plane off < runcina, a plane (formerly understood as “saw”)] Bot. irregularly saw toothed, with the teeth or lobes curved backward, as some leaves: see LEAF …   English World dictionary

  • runcinate — adj. [L. runcinare, to plane off] Notched; in several transverse acute segments inclined backward …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • runcinate — /run seuh nit, nayt /, adj. (of a leaf) pinnately incised, with the lobes or teeth curved backward. [1770 80; < L runcinatus (ptp. of runcinare to plane), equiv. to runcin(a) carpenter s plane + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • runcinate — adjective a) Having tooth like projections pointing away from the apex. b) Having a lacerated aspect with the projection pointing away from the apex, like dandelion leaves. Syn: retroserrate See Also: serrate …   Wiktionary

  • runcinate — run·ci·nate …   English syllables

  • runcinate — /ˈrʌnsənət/ (say runsuhnuht), / neɪt/ (say nayt) adjective (of a leaf, etc.) pinnately incised, with the lobes or teeth curved backwards. {New Latin runcīnātus, from Latin runcīna plane (once thought to mean saw) …   Australian English dictionary

  • runcinate —   a. pinnate with lobes pointing downwards …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • runcinate — adj. Bot. (of a leaf) saw toothed, with lobes pointing towards the base. Etymology: mod.L runcinatus f. L runcina PLANE(2) (formerly taken to mean saw) …   Useful english dictionary

  • runcinate leaf — noun a leaf having incised margins with the lobes or teeth curved toward the base; as a dandelion leaf • Hypernyms: ↑leaf, ↑leafage, ↑foliage …   Useful english dictionary

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