- bent back or backward; recurved.
Origin of recurvate
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Examples from the Web for recurvate
The blade may be excurvate or recurvate; rarely, excurvate-recurvate.
The blade is recurvate as a result of the hafting constriction.
The blade is usually incurvate; rarely, recurvate or straight.
The blade is usually excurvate but may be straight or recurvate.
The blade is usually straight; rarely, excurvate or recurvate.
- rare bent back
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