American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a margin with very small, low, rounded teeth: a crenulate leaf.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Notched; marked as with notches.
- Specifically— In botany, having the edge cut into very small scallops, as some leaves. Also crenelate, crenellate.
- In conchology, an epithet applied to the indented margin of a shell. The fine saw-like edge of the shell of the cockle, which fits nicely into the opposite shell, is a familiar example.
- In entomology, finely crenate or waved: as, a crenulate margin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Minutely crenate.
- adj. having a margin with small rounded teeth
- New Latin crēnulātus, from crēnula, diminutive of Medieval Latin crēna, notch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The lower pinnæ pinnately parted into three to five divisions, those of the fertile fronds oblong or linear-oblong; those of the sterile, obovate or ovate, crenulate, decurrent at the base.”
“Leaf more divided than in _oblìquum_ and the numerous segments not so long and pointed, but large, fleshy, ovate or obovate (including var. _austràle_), crenulate, and more or less toothed.”
“Ultimate segments oblong, rounded at the apex, crenulate-serrate, less divided than any of the others and, perhaps, less common.”
“The principal species, _B. crenulata_, has leaves of a smooth leathery texture, oblong-ovate in shape, from an inch to an inch and a half in length, with serrulate or crenulate margins, on which as well as on the under side are conspicuous oil-glands.”
“These are somewhat hyaline and are closely approximated, giving the impression of a tight-fitting crenulate casing about the lower half.”
“The = gills = are orange yellow, 2 -- 3 mm. broad, not crowded, regularly forked several times, thin, blunt, very wavy and crenulate, easily separating from the hymenophore when fresh; the entire breadth of the gills is fluted, giving a corrugated appearance to the side.”
“In some other plants the edges are _serrulate_, _crenulate_, etc. In”
“Small pitcher-shaped cooking pot with handle and crenulate margin.”
Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880 Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-81, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1883, pages 429-466
“Leaves simple, alternate, 2-4 inches long, smooth and bright green above, smooth and whitish beneath when fully grown; outline ovate-lanceolate to narrowly oblong-oval, crenulate-serrate to entire; apex acute, base acute and entire; leafstalk short; stipules toothed or entire.”
“Leaves 3-5 inches long, light green on the upper side, paler beneath, pubescent when young; outline ovate-obovate or orbicular, crenulate-serrate; teeth not bristle-tipped; apex abruptly acuminate; base wedge-shaped, rounded, somewhat heart-shaped, or narrowing to a short petiole more or less red-glandular near the blade; stipules usually linear, ciliate, soon falling.”
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