crenelle
Crenature Cren"a*ture (kr?n"?-t?r or kr?"n?-; 135), n. 1. (Bot.) A rounded tooth or notch of a crenate leaf, or any part that is crenate; -- called also {crenelle}. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being crenated or notched. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crenelle — Cre*nelle , Crenel Cre*nel (kr? n?l ), n. [OF. crenel, F. cr?neau, LL. crenellus, kernellus, dim. (prob.) fr. L. crena notch. See {Crenny}.] 1. An embrasure or indentation in a battlement; a loophole in a fortress; an indentation; a notch. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crenelle — The space between *merlons, the indentation where soldier or archer had some protection; the gap of the gap toothed look. [< OldFr. crenel = a notch < Lat. crena = a serration, notch] Cf. Ajoure …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • crenelle — n. crenature, notch, space or opening in a battlement (also crenel) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crenelle — cre·nelle …   English syllables

  • crenellé — cre·nel·lé …   English syllables

  • crenelle — /krəˈnɛl/ (say kruh nel) noun, verb (t) (crenelled, crenelling) → crenel …   Australian English dictionary

  • crenelle — noun 1. one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.) •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crenel — Crenelle Cre*nelle , Crenel Cre*nel (kr? n?l ), n. [OF. crenel, F. cr?neau, LL. crenellus, kernellus, dim. (prob.) fr. L. crena notch. See {Crenny}.] 1. An embrasure or indentation in a battlement; a loophole in a fortress; an indentation; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • créneler — [ kren(ə)le ] v. tr. <conjug. : 4> • v. 1160; de créneau 1 ♦ Munir de créneaux. Créneler une muraille, un parapet. 2 ♦ Entailler en disposant des crans. ⇒ denteler. Créneler une roue pour un engrenage. Créneler une pièce de monnaie : faire… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • crenelate — verb supply with battlements • Syn: ↑crenel, ↑crenellate • Derivationally related forms: ↑crenelle (for: ↑crenellate), ↑crenel (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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