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  • n. A sword in pre-Roman Iberia having a concave edge on the blade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of falcatum.


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  • Species of southern distribution, such as sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua), river birch (Betula nigra), Spanish oak (Quercus falcata), and red mulberry (Moros rubra) have reached or are reaching their northern limits.

    Northeastern coastal forests

  • Two endemic species of Dipterocarpaceae, Hopea cordata and Shorea falcata, are known only from dune forests on these sands.

    Southern Vietnam lowland dry forests

  • The scarlet paintbrush (Crassula falcata) from the Little Karoo region typifies the hotspot's unique plant diversity, which is at risk due to invasive species, habitat loss, and climate change.

    Biological diversity in the Succulent Karoo

  • Forest composition varies somewhat from island to island within the Seychelles, but common tree species include: Phoenicophorium borsigianum, Albizzia falcata, Pterocarpus indicus, Adenanthera pavonina, Morinda citrifolia, Phyllanthus casticum, Pisonia grandis, and introduced coconut palms.

    Granitic Seychelles forests

  • In the states of San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas, the most common associations contain lechuguilla (Agave lechuguilla), Agave falcata, Bouteloua curtipendula, Bouteloua trifida, Dalea nana, Dasylirion cedrosanum, Ferocactus pringlei, Fouquieria splendens and Opuntia imbricata, and many others.

    Central Mexican matorral

  • A number of snail species (Anomalocardia brasiliana, Mytella falcata, and Crassostrea rhyzophorae) found in this ecoregion have a high socio-economic importance, as they are pivotal resources for a large human population that lives near mangroves.

    Rio Piranhas mangroves

  • On thinner soil, herbs such as Diplocosia kinabaluensis, Machaerarina falcata, and Ranunculus lowii are common.

    Kinabalu montane alpine meadows

  • Nothing was said for several moments as Harvath set down the falcata and wandered among the rest of the artifacts.


  • Inside was a weapon he recognized from his study of military history—a Celtic falcata.


  • It is most widely known by its former name, Albizia falcataria, but it also has been called A. moluccana and A. falcata.

    Chapter 8


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