Definition of laciniate in English:


(also laciniated)


Botany Zoology
  • Divided into deep narrow irregular segments.

    • ‘That species also has laciniate petals and is similar in many ways, however it is not found inland.’
    • ‘The trilobed to laciniate tepals resemble those of certain species of Chorizanthe.’
    • ‘The huge flowers are very showy with laciniated or fringed edges.’
    • ‘A single plant was selected in 1998 based on its dark purple, almost black, laciniate foliage.’
    • ‘On the stem, between dorsal and ventral lobes, are two transverse lateral rows of finely laciniated processes or leaflets.’


Mid 18th century: from Latin lacinia fringe, hem, flap of a garment + -ate.