Definition of crispate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪspeɪt/


(Especially of a leaf) having a wavy or curly edge.
Example sentences
  • The upturned, crispate anterolateral margins of Rocacarcinus are seen in other genera within the family.
  • The plants are dark green and glossy; the leaves are tightly crispate when dry with the tips often circinate.
  • This species is readily identified by its large flowers, strikingly striped sepals and by the greenish-brownish striped petals which are crispate.


Mid 19th century: from Latin crispatus, past participle of crispare 'to curl'.

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