- curved downward, as the bill of a bird.
Origin of decurved
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Examples from the Web for decurved
Bill short, stout, cerate; upper mandible with the tip elongated and decurved; lower mandible rounded and thin-edged at the end.
Wings broad, convex, the inner secondaries elongated and decurved; tail short, rounded.
This species is a uniform ashy gray above and soiled white below; the bill is stout and decurved.The Bird Book
Chester A. Reed
Bill slender, decurved, brownish black above paler below; feet and legs brown; iris dark brown.The Birds of Washington (Volume 1 of 2)
William Leon Dawson
- bent or curved downwardsa decurved bill; decurved petals
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