Definition of runcinate in English:

runcinate

adjective

Botany
  • Especially of a leaf: irregularly serrated, with the lobes or teeth curved toward the base.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Lee (1715–1795), nurseryman. From post-classical Latin runcinatus sawtoothed from classical Latin runcina carpenter's plane, but formerly taken to mean a saw + -ātus. Compare classical Latin runcināre to plane.

Pronunciation

runcinate

/ˈrʌnsɪnət/