Origin of repand

1750–60; < Latin repandus bent backwards, turned up, equivalent to re- re- + pandus bent, curved, derivative of pandere to spread out, extend
Related formsre·pand·ly, adverbsub·re·pand, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for repand


  1. botany having a wavy margina repand leaf
Derived Formsrepandly, adverb

Word Origin for repand

C18: from Latin repandus bent backwards, from re- + pandus curved
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