Definitions

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

  • adjective Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections.
  • adjective Forming a row of small sharp projections resembling the teeth of a saw.
  • transitive verb To make (something) serrate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Notched on the edge like a saw; toothed; specifically, in botany, having small sharp teeth along the margin, pointing toward the apex: as, a serrate leaf.
  • To render serrate; notch like a saw.

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

  • adjective Notched on the edge, like a saw.
  • adjective (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards.
  • adjective having small serratures upon the large ones, as the leaves of the elm.
  • adjective having fine hairs, like the eyelashes, on the serratures; -- said of a leaf.
  • adjective having the serratures toothed.

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

  • adjective Having tooth-like projections on one side, as in a saw.
  • adjective botany (leaves) Having tooth-like projections pointed away from the petiole.
  • verb To make serrate.

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

  • adjective notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
  • verb make saw-toothed or jag the edge of

Etymologies

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

[Latin serrātus, saw-shaped, from serra, saw.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin serratus, past participle of serrō.

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