from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Bent or turned downward or backward.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, bent abruptly backward: said of petals, sepals, leaf-veins, etc.
- In zoology, bent back or up; reflex.
- In heraldry, curved twice: same as
bowed, but applied especially to the chain secured to the collar of a beast, which often takes an S-curve. Also reflected.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Bent backward or outward.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (of leaves) bent downward and outward more than 90 degrees
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His trigger phrase reflexed him into a soliloquy that gave me time to think.
The named varieties of Narcissus cyclamineus are some of the best, with reflexed petals thrown back from the trumpet.
The revolutionary reflexed TEC riser is a very stable platform, enabling you to shoot with consistency, and the new Triax Pocket Stabilization System provides an extremely precise limb-to-riser contact point-also crucial to regular accuracy.
I handed her the cold dish of very innocent ice cream, she put the spoonful o' spuds in her mouth, which was immediately proceeded by opening her mouth and letting it just fall out... into my quick reflexed hand.
Small as are the capitula of this flower, its seeds or achenia are armed with awns having reflexed hooks scarcely visible to the naked eye; it is these that are found so troublesome among the wool.
HIRSUTA of Linnaeus, with its spikes of reflexed hairy pods, was common; and also the MOSCHOSMA POLYSTACHYUM.
The northernmost is the Abú Gusayb (Kusayb) or Ras el-Gusayb (the “Little Reed”), a unity composed of a single block and of three knobs in a knot; the tallest of the latter, especially when viewed from the south, resembles an erect and reflexed thumb — hence our “Sharp Peak.”
There is another giant anemone (DISCOMA HADDONI) known to the blacks as “pootah-pootah,” whose inner, reflexed, convoluted edges are covered with tentacles of brown with yellow terminals.
The tropical PEROTIS RARA, a delicate grass, producing long purple tufts of reflexed bristles, was also here observed.
Each flower is composed of a green, scaly tube, and several rows of reflexed petals, which form a shallow cup 2½ in. across.