(Especially of a leaf) having a wavy or curly edge.
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- 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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