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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of recurve.
  • adj. curved or bent, either in two different directions, or back on itself

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Curved in an opposite or uncommon direction; bent back

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, curved back or downward: as, a recurved leaf, petal, etc.
  • In zoology, bent upward: the opposite of decurved: as, the recurved beak of the avoset.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. curved backward or inward

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