from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, curved back or downward: as, a recurved leaf, petal, etc.
  • In zoology, bent upward: the opposite of decurved: as, the recurved beak of the avoset.

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

  • adjective Curved in an opposite or uncommon direction; bent back

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

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of recurve.
  • adjective curved or bent, either in two different directions, or back on itself

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

  • adjective curved backward or inward


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