from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like a sword; ensiform, as the long, flat leaves of the Iris, cattail, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaped like a sword; ensiform; xiphioid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shaped like a sword blade
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Ten years later, super-large sword-shaped crystals of selenite were found in a cavern at a depth of 120 meters.
She likes the snacks with colorful plastic sword-shaped toothpicks in them best, likes to save the swords.
Flowers: For most of the plant's life, there are no flowers, only a rosette of sword-shaped grey-green leaves.
A clump-forming plant that features tubular, nodding, scarlet red, one-sided flowers borne along the upper portions of stiffly arching, sometimes branched, flower scapes (stems) typically rising up to 3′ (infrequently to 4′) tall and slightly above the narrow, sword-shaped, basal leaves.
Harry and James are riding a tricked out batmobile and brandishing gargantuan samuari sword-shaped pens.
Artisans favored the feathers of the hummingbird and the sword-shaped quetzal feathers due to their brilliant green color, as well as the feathers of the tlauhquechol, a heron that yielded brilliant pink feathers and the zacuán, a yellow coastal bird.
Witnesses linked a sword-shaped letter opener found in Robinson ` s room to the sister ` s wounds and the blood stains on the altar cloth that covered her body.
It is a whorled pandanus, with long sword-shaped leaves, spirally arranged in three rows, and hard, saw-toothed edges, very sharp.
Some are like huge branching candelabra, forty or fifty feet high, and bearing at the end of each branch a tuft of immense sword-shaped leaves, six or eight inches wide, and as many feet long.
A dozen simple tentacles, sword-shaped, with frayed edges, and about an inch and a half long, indicate the head without decorating it, for they are of an inconspicuous neutral tint, closely resembling the alga among which the animal slowly winds its way.
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