Definitions

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

  • adjective Having a shallow notch at the tip, as in some petals and leaves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To remove the margin of; deprive of margin.
  • Having the margin or extremity taken away.
  • 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.

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

  • transitive verb To take away the margin of.
  • adjective Having the margin interrupted by a notch or shallow sinus.
  • adjective (Bot.) Notched at the summit.
  • adjective (Cryst.) Having the edges truncated.

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

  • adjective botany, mycology Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower before reaching the attachment point.
  • verb transitive To take away the margin of.

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

  • adjective having a notched tip

Etymologies

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

[Latin ēmarginātus, past participle of ēmargināre, to take the edge away : ē-, ex-, ex- + margō, margin-, margin; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin emarginare; e out + marginare to furnish with a margin, from margo margin.

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