American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a minutely serrate margin, as in a leaflet of the rose.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Finely serrate; having minute serrations. See cut under rough-winged.
- adj. Minutely serrate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Finely serrate; having very minute teeth.
- adj. minutely serrated
- New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula, diminutive of serra, saw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Besides, the sterile fronds of the latter have serrulate segments.”
“From the main leafstock grow several pairs of stalked pinnæ, with the divisions ovate-oblong, acutish, crenate-serrulate, obliquely cordate or subcordate.”
“Fronds pale green, one to six feet high; sterile part bipinnate, each pinna having numerous pairs of lance-oblong, serrulate pinnules alternate along the midrib.”
“Broadest at the base, with lanceolate, serrulate divisions united by a broad wing.”
“The other species which yield buchu are _B. serratifolia_, having linear-lanceolate sharply serrulate leaves, and _B. betulina_, the leaves of which are cuneate-obovate, with denticulate margins.”
“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.”
“The _leaf-blade_ is linear-lanceolate or linear, tapering to a fine point, glabrous, flaccid, margins finely serrulate and glandular, base rounded, varying in length from 1/2 to 10 inches and in breadth 3/16 to”
“The _leaf-blade_ is lanceolate-linear, pointed, flat, rigid, the margin is very minutely serrulate, glandular and occasionally also with fine long hairs; the upper surface is somewhat rough, the lower smooth and both with fine long scattered hairs or glabrous.”
“The _leaf-blade_ is linear, rigid, glabrous, acuminate with filiform tips, and finely serrulate margins, varying in length from 2 to 10 inches and the basal leaves sometimes reaching 20 inches.”
“The _second glume_ is lanceolate, cymbiform, acute or acuminate, 3-nerved, margins hyaline, ciliate, as long as the first chartaceous and the keel with a serrulate wing above the middle.”
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