Doubly serrate
Serrate Ser"rate, Serrated Ser"ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as, serrate leaves. [1913 Webster]

{Doubly serrate}, having small serratures upon the large ones, as the leaves of the elm.

{Serrate-ciliate}, having fine hairs, like the eyelashes, on the serratures; -- said of a leaf.

{Serrate-dentate}, having the serratures toothed. [1913 Webster]


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  • Serrate — Ser rate, Serrated Ser ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Serrate-ciliate — Serrate Ser rate, Serrated Ser ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Serrate-dentate — Serrate Ser rate, Serrated Ser ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serrate-dentate — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: translation of New Latin serrato dentatus : having the margins of the serrations toothed : doubly serrate used of leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serrated — Serrate Ser rate, Serrated Ser ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Biserrate — Bi*ser rate, a. [Pref. bi + serrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Doubly serrate, or having the serratures serrate, as in some leaves. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Serrate on both sides, as some antenn[ae]. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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