from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having fimbriae; fringed, as the edge of a petal or the opening of a duct.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To finish or decorate with a border of any kind, as a fringe, a hem, or a narrow stripe of different color from the rest of the surface.
- In zoology and botany, fringed; bordered with hairs or with filiform processes or laciniations. Also
- In heraldry, same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To hem; to fringe.
- adjective Having the edge or extremity bordered by filiform processes thicker than hairs; fringed
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- adjective botany
fringed, e.g. where the ends of a petalare split into two or more divisions.
- verb To hem; to fringe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having a fringe of slender processes
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Glumes four, second glume broadly fimbriate with hairs; palea of the third glume short and deeply cleft, fourth glume awned 7.
Pectinato-fimbriate: having pectinations that are fringed with hair.
In thalloid forms fimbriate or lobed margins or outgrowths from the surface lead to the same result.
Bud-scales with conspicuously long free fimbriate margins.
The winter-bud is an aggregate of minute buds, each concealed in the axil of a primary leaf converted into a scarious, more or less fimbriate, bud-scale.
The surface is hairy and the margin is often fimbriate with coarse hairs.
The = gills = are free, with a clear white space between stem and rounded edges, crowded, narrow (about 3 -- 4 mm. broad) edge finely fimbriate, probably formed by numerous bottle-shaped cystidia on the edge, and which extend up a little distance on the side of the gills, but are not distributed in numbers over the surface of the gills;
The = gills = are close, free, narrow, white, then grayish white, the edge finely toothed or fimbriate.
The margin of the cap is finely fimbriate, but in old specimens these hairs are apt to become rubbed off.
The edges of the gills are thus sometimes finely fimbriate.