Definition of laciniate in English:


Syllabification: la·cin·i·ate
Pronunciation: /ləˈsinēˌāt, -ē-it
(also laciniated /-ˌātid/)


Botany & Zoology
  • Divided into deep narrow irregular segments.
    More example sentences
    • 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.


mid 18th century: from Latin lacinia 'fringe, hem, flap of a garment' + -ate2.

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