Definitions

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  • adj. Shaped like a boat.
  • adj. Elongated and having the upper surface decidedly concave, as in the glumes of many grasses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a boat; (Bot.) elongated and having the upper surface decidedly concave, as the glumes of many grasses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Boat-shaped; longer than broad, convex, and keeled like the bottom of a boat: applied to the elytra and other parts of insects, to seeds and leaves of plants, diatoms, and spores of fungi, and also to a bone of the foot usually called the scaphoid bone. See scaphoid. Also cymbæform.

Etymologies

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Latin cymba boat.

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  • Also cymbæform.

    July 9, 2010

  • JM thinks about going down to the sea in a cymbiform concept.

    October 24, 2009