American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To remove the margin of; deprive of margin.
- Having the margin or extremity taken away. Specifically— In botany, notched at the blunt apex: applied to a leaf, petal, stigma, or to the gills of fungi.
- To render visible or conspicuous the boundary or margin of (something); specifically, to bring out clearly the outlines of (objects under the microscope) by adjustment of the focus and lighting.
- adj. botany, mycology Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower before reaching the attachment point.
- v. transitive To take away the margin of.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To take away the margin of.
- adj. Having the margin interrupted by a notch or shallow sinus.
- adj. (Bot.) Notched at the summit.
- adj. (Cryst.) Having the edges truncated.
- adj. having a notched tip
- Latin emarginare; e out + marginare to furnish with a margin, from margo margin. (Wiktionary)
- Latin ēmarginātus, past participle of ēmargināre, to take the edge away : ē-, ex-, ex- + margō, margin-, margin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Arcuato-emarginate: with a bow-like or curved excision.”
“Cordate: heart-shaped; triangular, with the corners of the base rounded: not necessarily emarginate at the middle of base.”
“Biemarginate: twice emarginate; with two excisions.”
“The second glume is linear-lanceolate, rigid, empty, persistent recurved when old, tip obtuse or emarginate.”
“The _first glume_ is ovate-oblong, thickly coriaceous, smooth at the back with a truncate base and a transverse ridge at the base inside, many-nerved, with very narrow inflexed margins and very narrow wings at the top, the apex is obtuse or emarginate.”
“The _first glume_ is cuneately obovate or obcordate, yellowish with red brown tips or dark brown with yellow tips, chartaceous below, membranous, hyaline and ciliate at the truncate, emarginate or retuse apex, 7 - to 9-nerved, the nerves abruptly ceasing towards the apex.”
“The _first glume_ is very small, membranous, glabrous, broader than long, cordate or triangular, broadly but shallowly emarginate, nerveless or very obscurely 1 - to”
“The _first glume_ is coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, acute, truncate or emarginate, slightly hairy, or glabrous with a deep pit above the middle (sometimes with two or three pits also) 7 - to 9-nerved with a few long hairs below the middle and with margins infolded and shortly ciliate.”
“The _second glume_ is the longest, linear-lanceolate, rigid, tip obtuse or emarginate, slightly convex with”
“+Gills+ slightly emarginate, almost adnate, somewhat crowded, about 3 inches broad, wholly white when young, at length reddish.”
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