from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having very small sawlike projections on the margin.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Finely serrate; having minute serrations. See cut under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Finely serrate; having very minute teeth.
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- adjective Minutely
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- adjective minutely serrated
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The _leaf-blade_ is linear, rigid, glabrous, acuminate with filiform tips, and finely serrulate margins, varying in length from 2 to 10 inches and the basal leaves sometimes reaching 20 inches.
The _second glume_ is lanceolate, cymbiform, acute or acuminate, 3-nerved, margins hyaline, ciliate, as long as the first chartaceous and the keel with a serrulate wing above the middle.
The other species which yield buchu are _B. serratifolia_, having linear-lanceolate sharply serrulate leaves, and _B. betulina_, the leaves of which are cuneate-obovate, with denticulate margins.
The _leaf-blade_ is lanceolate-linear, pointed, flat, rigid, the margin is very minutely serrulate, glandular and occasionally also with fine long hairs; the upper surface is somewhat rough, the lower smooth and both with fine long scattered hairs or glabrous.
The principal species, _B. crenulata_, has leaves of a smooth leathery texture, oblong-ovate in shape, from an inch to an inch and a half in length, with serrulate or crenulate margins, on which as well as on the under side are conspicuous oil-glands.
Broadest at the base, with lanceolate, serrulate divisions united by a broad wing.
From the main leafstock grow several pairs of stalked pinnæ, with the divisions ovate-oblong, acutish, crenate-serrulate, obliquely cordate or subcordate.
Besides, the sterile fronds of the latter have serrulate segments.
Fronds pale green, one to six feet high; sterile part bipinnate, each pinna having numerous pairs of lance-oblong, serrulate pinnules alternate along the midrib.
The _leaf-blade_ is linear-lanceolate or linear, tapering to a fine point, glabrous, flaccid, margins finely serrulate and glandular, base rounded, varying in length from 1/2 to 10 inches and in breadth 3/16 to