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  1. Botany. having a wavy margin, as a leaf.
  2. slightly wavy.
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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
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Historical Examples of repand

  • The pileus is convex, the disk expanded, and the margin incurved and more or less wavy or repand on the extreme edge.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

    George Francis Atkinson

  • Repand: wavy; with alternate segments of circles and intervening angles.

British Dictionary definitions for repand


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

Word Origin for repand

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