from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, toothed with deep incisions.
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The acute bractlets are three-lobed, halberd-shaped, sparingly cut-toothed on one side.
Fronds oblong-lanceolate, five to twelve inches long, twice pinnate, the pinnæ often pinnatifid or cut-toothed, ovate-lanceolate, decurrent on the winged rachis.
Primary pinnæ in outline like the frond; the secondary, pinnatifid into oblong and obtuse, cut-toothed lobes.
Divisions oblong, obtuse, finely serrate or cut-toothed, those nearest the rachis sometimes separate.
Var. _incìsa_ has the inner pinnules of some of the pinnæ more or less cut-toothed.
Pinnæ ovate-oblong, the lowest pinnately cleft into oblong or ovate cut-toothed lobes, the upper ones less and less divided.
Sterile 3-4 inches long, fertile at first about the same length, gradually elongating, loosely flowered; bracts irregularly and rather narrowly cut-toothed, each bract subtending a cup-shaped disk; stamens numerous; anthers red: ovary short-stalked; stigmas two, 2-lobed, large, wavy-margined.