- curved upward, as the bill of a bird.
Origin of recurved
- to curve or bend back or backward.
Origin of recurve
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Examples from the Web for recurved
Crook: the hook or recurved tip of the antenna in Hesperidae.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Observe the slender, stiff beak, terminating in two recurved points.Seed Dispersal
William J. Beal
The feelers are recurved at the tip, and thickened just before the extremity.
Lobes of the leaves acuminate, often recurved; fruit ripens early.Trees of Indiana
Charles Clemon Deam
The sori have indusia, but this is hidden by the margin of the pinnules, which are recurved.How to Know the Ferns
S. Leonard Bastin
- to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent
C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve
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