having a notched or scalloped edge, as certain leaves
Origin of crenateModern Latin crenatus from Vulgar Latin crena, a notch, groove from Indo-European an unverified form (s)krei-, to separate: see crisis
Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections: a crenate leaf.
Origin of crenateNew Latin crēnātus from Late Medieval Latin crēna notch from a reading of an uncertain Latin word in a corrupt passage in Pliny the Elder ( influenced by Old French cren notch )
(comparative more crenate, superlative most crenate)