from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Plaited lengthwise and also twisted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Plaited lengthwise and twisted in addition, as the bud of the morning-glory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, twisted and plaited or folded.
- In zoology, crinkled, as the hair of a negro.
Latin contortuplicatus; contortus contorted + plicare to fold. (Wiktionary)