Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like a sword, as the leaf of an iris.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. shaped like a sword blade

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of a sword blade; sword-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany and zoology, sword-shaped; straight, sharp on both edges, and tapering to a point; xiphoid; ensate: as, an ensiform leaf or organ.

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

  • adj. shaped like a sword blade

Etymologies

Latin ēnsis, sword + -form.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin ensis ("sword") + -form (Wiktionary)

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