American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Growing upward in a spiral that turns from right to left: a sinistrorse vine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Turned or turning to the left; directed sinistrad; sinistrorsal: same as sinistral, but implying motion or direction rather than rest or position.
- In botany, rising from left to right, as a climbing plant. For the antagonistic senses in which dextrorse and consequently its opposite sinistrorse are used, see dextrorse.
- adj. Turning to the left (of the observer) in the ascending line.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Turning to the left (of the spectator) in the ascending line; -- the opposite of
dextrorse. See dextrorse.
- adj. spiraling upward from right to left
- See sinistrorsal. (Wiktionary)
- Latin sinistrōrsus, turned toward the left, contraction of *sinistrōversus : sinistrō, toward the left, from ablative of sinister, left + vorsus, past participle of vortere, variant of vertere, to turn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Other plants twining spirally around an axis from right to left are called sinistrorse or sinistrorsal.”
“It's not that Turnbull is stupid-he can quote Kierkegaard and Pascal on angst and allude to the deaths of Schubert and Mozart and distinguish between a sinistrorse and a dextrorse Polygonum vine, etc.”
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These words either descend from a word or root referring to the left side or direction (e.g., “sinister”) or refer to the concept themselves. Many, but not all, have negative connotations.
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words in the nature of double spirals
Words with a certain flowing, silly sound to them; I may as well have found them in a James Joyce novel.
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