from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a form or curvature suggestive of a lyre.
- adj. Botany Having a pinnately divided leaf with an enlarged terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like a lyre.
- adj. Having a large terminal lobe and smaller rounded lobes toward its base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lyre-shaped, or spatulate and oblong, with small lobes toward the base.
- adj. Shaped like a lyre, as the tail of the blackcock, or that of the lyre bird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a lyre; having the form or curves of a lyre; lyre-shaped. In ornithology, applied to the tail of the lyre-bird, Menura superba, and of the blackcock, Tetrao or Lyrurus tetrix; in entomology, to insects or parts which approach the form of a lyre or lyrate leaf.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a leaf shape) having curvature suggestive of a lyre
Modern Latin lyratus, from lyra ("lyre"). (Wiktionary)