from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Bent or curved backward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as recurve.
  • In botany and zoology, recurved.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Recurved.
  • transitive verb To bend or curve back; to recurve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To bend or curve back; to recurve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective curved backward or inward


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  • An elegant & beautiful word that simply means bent or curved backwards.

    January 14, 2007