Definition of serrate in English:

serrate

adjective

Botany
  • Serrated:

    ‘leaves with serrate margins’
    • ‘The leaves, about 4 cm by 2 cm are opposite, deltoid-ovate, crenate serrate and green to dark green in colour.’
    • ‘The American germander leaf is ovate in shape and has serrate leaf margins.’
    • ‘Therefore, the ridges typically appear serrate or punctate.’
    • ‘Although it was later assigned to the genus Nemopanthus, morphological characteristics (e.g., serrate leaves) and its general aspect favor its grouping with I. montana.’
    • ‘Within the Trapeziidae, the front and anterolateral margins are serrate or spined, and the orbits are located on the frontal corners of the carapace and are directed anterolaterally.’
    jagged, sawtoothed, sawtooth, saw-edged, zigzag, notched, indented, toothed
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin serratus, from Latin serra saw.

Pronunciation

serrate

/ˈsɛreɪt/