recurved

[ ree-kurvd ]
/ riˈkɜrvd /

adjective

curved upward, as the bill of a bird.

Origin of recurved

First recorded in 1590–1600; see origin at recurve, -ed2

Definition for recurved (2 of 2)

recurve
[ ri-kurv ]
/ rɪˈkɜrv /

verb (used with or without object), re·curved, re·curv·ing.

to curve or bend back or backward.

Origin of recurve

1590–1600; < Latin recurvāre, equivalent to re- re- + curvāre to curve
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British Dictionary definitions for recurved

recurve
/ (rɪˈkɜːv) /

verb

to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent

Word Origin for recurve

C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve
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