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 cr&emacron;n&amacron;tus, from Late Medieval Latin cr&emacron;na, 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)