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

  • adjective Having a margin or contour with shallow, usually rounded notches and projections; finely notched or scalloped.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

  • adjective (Bot.) Minutely crenate.

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

  • adjective sciences Minutely crenate or scalloped.

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

  • adjective having a margin with small rounded teeth


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

[New Latin crēnulātus, from crēnula, diminutive of Medieval Latin crēna, notch.]



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  • having a slightly scalloped edge

    June 12, 2007

  • Like scalloped potatoes.

    June 13, 2007

  • But scalloped potatoes sound so much tastier than crenulated potatoes. ;-)

    June 13, 2007