from The Century Dictionary.
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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Flexuous.
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Sometimes it is a mere exaggeration of a normal condition; thus, in what are termed flexuose stems the stem twists alternately to one side or another, frequently in association with an oblique form of the leaf.
The indigo plant, SWAINSONA GALEGIFOLIA, is a glabrous perennial, or undershrub, with erect flexuose branches, sometimes under one foot, sometimes ascending, or even climbing, to the height of several feet.
-- N.S. (Fig. 148.) Shell small, thick, sub-turbinate; whirls, seven or eight, and ornamented by flexuose ribs, which extend across the whirl; ribs alternating with those of the adjacent whirl.
-- N.S. (Fig. 165.) Shell thin and delicate; whirls about four, ornamented with rather flexuose, sharp, longitudinal ribs.