American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Curled or ruffled, as the margins of certain leaves.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a crisped appearance. In botany, same as crisp, 2.
- In entomology, specifically applied to a margin which is disproportionately large for the disk, so that it is uneven, rising and falling in folds which radiate toward the edge. If these folds are curved, the margin is said to be undulate; if they are angular, corrugate. Also crisp.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a crisped appearance; irregularly curled or twisted.
- adj. wavy or notched and curled very irregularly
- Latin crispātus, past participle of crispāre, to curl, from crispus, curly; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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