Recurved Re*curved" (r?*k?rvd"), a. Curved in an opposite or uncommon direction; bent back; as, a bird with a recurved bill; flowers with recurved petals. [1913 Webster]

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  • recurved — adjective Date: 1597 curved backward or inward < recurved claws > < recurved petals > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • recurved recurvate — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recurved — curved upward, backward or inward …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • recurved — adj. [L. re, back; curvus, bent] 1. Bent upward or backward; curved or bent back or down. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In Arachnida, lateral eyes farther back than the median eyes; see procured …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • recurved — /ree kerrvd /, adj. curved upward, as the bill of a bird. [1590 1600; see RECURVE, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • recurved — adjective curved or bent, either in two different directions, or back on itself …   Wiktionary

  • recurved — Curved back on itself [Wilson, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • recurved — rɪ kÉœrv / kɜːv v. bend or curve something backward; bend or curve something in the opposite direction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recurved — a. (Bot.) Curved outward, curved backward, recurvous, recurvate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • recurved —   Bent or curving downward (abaxially), e.g. the leaf tips of Encephalartos longifolius.   See also reflexed.   Cf. incurved …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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