from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Bent or turned downward or backward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, bent abruptly backward: said of petals, sepals, leaf-veins, etc.
  • In zoology, bent back or up; reflex.
  • In heraldry, curved twice: same as bowed, but applied especially to the chain secured to the collar of a beast, which often takes an S-curve. Also reflected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Bent backward or outward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of reflex.
  • adjective turned backwards

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

  • adjective (of leaves) bent downward and outward more than 90 degrees


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