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acinaciform

[as-uh-nas-uh-fawrm] /ˌæs əˈnæs əˌfɔrm/
adjective, Botany.
1.
scimitar-shaped, as a leaf.
Origin of acinaciform
1765-1775
1765-75; < Latin acīnac- (stem of acīnacēs < Greek akinákēs short sword) + -i- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for acinaciform

acinaciform

/ˌæsɪˈnæsɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
(of leaves) shaped like a scimitar; curved
Word Origin
C19: via Latin acīnacēs, from Greek akinakēs short sword, ultimately from Iranian + -form
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