Meaning of crispate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrɪspeɪt/


  • (especially of a leaf) having a wavy or curly edge.

    ‘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’.