Definition of laciniate in English:


Line breaks: la¦cini|ate
Pronunciation: /ləˈsɪnɪət
(also laciniated /-eɪtɪd/)


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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