from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or resembling a scorpion.
- adjective Botany Having a zig-zag shape as a result of buds being produced alternately on opposite sides of the peduncle.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In zoology:
- Resembling or related to a scorpion; belonging to the Scorpionida.
- Rolled over or curled like the tail of a scorpion; cincinnal; coiled in a flat spiral.
- In botany, curved or circinate at the end, like the tail of a scorpion; rolled up toward one side in the manner of a crozier, unrolling as the flowers expand, as in some of the Boraginaceæ. See cut in next column.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having the inflorescence curved or circinate at the end, like a scorpion's tail.
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- adjective Of, pertaining to, or appearing like a
- adjective botany Resembling a scorpion's tail, as in a scorpioid
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek skorpioeidēs, scorpionlike : skorpios, scorpion + -oeidēs, -oid.]
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From Ancient Greek σκορπιοειδής (skorpioeidēs, "scorpionlike"), from σκορπίος (skorpios, "scorpion") + εἶδος ("form, likeness").
The most commonly known are tannin from the bark of nere, oak, chestnut, and scorpioid acacia.