Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Long, thin, and tapering; whip-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Long, thin, and flexible, like the lash of a whip.
  • In botany, runner-like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Shaped like a whiplash; long, slender, round, flexible, and (comming) tapering.

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  • adjective shaped like a whip

Etymologies

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

[Latin flagellum, little whip; see flagellum + –form.]

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Latin flagellum ("whip") + -form

Examples

  • The Rays have been divided into several generic groups, and the one of which a drawing (_Aëtobates narinari_ [1]) is given, has very marked characteristics in its produced snout, pointed and winged-like pectoral fins, and exceedingly long, flagelliform tail.

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

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  • What a silly word.

    December 13, 2008