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acinaciform

[ as-uh-nas-uh-fawrm ]
/ ˌæs əˈnæs əˌfɔrm /
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adjective Botany.
scimitar-shaped, as a leaf.
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Origin of acinaciform

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
(of leaves) shaped like a scimitar; curved

Word Origin for acinaciform

C19: via Latin acīnacēs, from Greek akinakēs short sword, ultimately from Iranian + -form
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