from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a tongue; specifically (Bot.), linear or oblong, and fleshy, blunt at the end, and convex beneath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed like a tongue; linguiform; ligulate; strap-shaped; in botany, long and nearly flat, somewhat fleshy, and rounded at the apex: as, a tongue-shaped leaf.

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

  • adj. shaped like a tongue


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