Origin of falcate
Examples from the Web for falcate
It is low in profile, has a long base, is set far forward on the animal's back, and is falcate to "flaglike" in appearance.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic|Stephen Leatherwood
Falcate, scythe-shaped; a flat body curved, its edges parallel.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Wings rather short, falcate, pointed, the second primary longest.A Synopsis of the Birds of North America|John James Audubon
Front outer angle of each front wing projecting into a falcate tip.Butterflies Worth Knowing|Clarence M. Weed
Setae numerous; the appendage short, falcate, with tip simple, but a slender tooth near middle of curved edge.
British Dictionary definitions for falcate
Word Origin for falcate
Word Origin and History for falcate
1826, from Latin falcatus, from falcem (nominative falx) "sickle."