Bot. irregularly saw-toothed, with the teeth or lobes curved backward, as some leaves
Origin of runcinateClassical Latin runcinatus, past participle of runcinare, to plane off from runcina, a plane (formerly understood as “saw”)
Having saw-toothed divisions directed away from the apex: runcinate leaves.
Origin of runcinateLatin runcinātus past participle of runcināre to plane from runcina carpenter's plane, formerly taken to mean saw alteration ( influenced by runcāre to weed, pluck ) of Greek rhukanē carpenter's plane
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