Origin of falcate
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Historical Examples of falcate
Falcate, scythe-shaped; a flat body curved, its edges parallel.The Elements of Botany
Wings rather short, falcate, pointed, the second primary longest.A Synopsis of the Birds of North America
John James Audubon
There is a falcate dorsal fin; but the head in outline is not Rorqual-like in spite of its similar proportions.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
Setae numerous; the appendage short, falcate, with tip simple, but a slender tooth near middle of curved edge.
Prickles straightish or falcate, slender or strong, without bristles.Parsons on the Rose
Samuel Browne Parsons
Word Origin for falcate
1826, from Latin falcatus, from falcem (nominative falx) "sickle."