from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a sword; ensiform, as the long, flat leaves of the Iris, cattail, and the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a sword; ensiform; xiphioid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a sword blade


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  • Ten years later, super-large sword-shaped crystals of selenite were found in a cavern at a depth of 120 meters.

    Did you know? Chihuahua caves house the world's largest crystals

  • She likes the snacks with colorful plastic sword-shaped toothpicks in them best, likes to save the swords.


  • Flowers: For most of the plant's life, there are no flowers, only a rosette of sword-shaped grey-green leaves.

    Celosia, century plant and coconut palm: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico

  • A clump-forming plant that features tubular, nodding, scarlet red, one-sided flowers borne along the upper portions of stiffly arching, sometimes branched, flower scapes (stems) typically rising up to 3′ (infrequently to 4′) tall and slightly above the narrow, sword-shaped, basal leaves.

    Winter Plant Portrait-Croscosmias « Fairegarden

  • Harry and James are riding a tricked out batmobile and brandishing gargantuan samuari sword-shaped pens.

    Bloggers Who Fake It

  • Artisans favored the feathers of the hummingbird and the sword-shaped quetzal feathers due to their brilliant green color, as well as the feathers of the tlauhquechol, a heron that yielded brilliant pink feathers and the zacuán, a yellow coastal bird.

    Arteplumaria - the Mexican art of feather painting

  • Witnesses linked a sword-shaped letter opener found in Robinson ` s room to the sister ` s wounds and the blood stains on the altar cloth that covered her body.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2006

  • It is a whorled pandanus, with long sword-shaped leaves, spirally arranged in three rows, and hard, saw-toothed edges, very sharp.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Some are like huge branching candelabra, forty or fifty feet high, and bearing at the end of each branch a tuft of immense sword-shaped leaves, six or eight inches wide, and as many feet long.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • A dozen simple tentacles, sword-shaped, with frayed edges, and about an inch and a half long, indicate the head without decorating it, for they are of an inconspicuous neutral tint, closely resembling the alga among which the animal slowly winds its way.

    My Tropic Isle


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