from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a scorpion.
- adj. Botany Like the tail of a scorpion; circinate: a scorpioid cyme.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or appearing like a scorpion.
- adj. Resembling a scorpion's tail, as in a scorpioid cyme; circinate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the inflorescence curved or circinate at the end, like a scorpion's tail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
The most commonly known are tannin from the bark of nere, oak, chestnut, and scorpioid acacia.