: shaped like a scimitar
used of a leaf

Word History


Latin acinaces short sword (from Greek akinakēs) + English -iform

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acinaciform was in 1760

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“Acinaciform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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