from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Notched; indented; scalloped.
  • In entomology, having indentations, not sufficient to be called teeth, the exterior outline of which is rounded: said of a margin.
  • In fortification, same as crenelated. See also crenelle.
  • Also crenated.
  • noun A zigzag or tooth-shaped work, or notch, in a wall or line of fortifications; a crenelle.
  • noun A salt of crenic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Having the margin cut into rounded teeth notches, or scallops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany Having round or blunt teeth on its margin; scalloped.
  • noun chemistry Any salt or ester of crenic acid

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a margin with rounded scallops


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin crēnātus, from Late Medieval Latin crēna, notch, from a reading of an uncertain Latin word in a corrupt passage in Pliny the Elder (influenced by Old French cren, notch).]



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