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adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. having the shape of a boat; boat-shaped.
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Origin of cymbiform

1700–10; < Latin cymb(a) (< Greek kýmbē hollow object) + -i- + -form
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Examples from the Web for cymbiform

Historical Examples of cymbiform

  • The second glume is cymbiform, compressed laterally, with a dorsal hyaline ciliate wing to the keel, 5- to 7-veined.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • Cymbiform: boat-shaped: a concave disc with elevated margin; navicular.