recurved

adjective
re·​curved | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkərvd How to pronounce recurved (audio) \

Definition of recurved

: curved backward or inward recurved claws recurved petals

Examples of recurved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Great predators with serrated, recurved teeth like Megalosaurus stalked the forests. Riley Black, National Geographic, "How the world's deadliest mass extinction actually helped the rise of dinosaurs," 11 Sep. 2020 The shape was unmistakable: The recurved claw was a dead ringer for the characteristic foot claw of dinosaurs like Deinonychus and Velociraptor, only this one was much larger. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Continuously Evolving Picture of the World’s Largest Raptor," 2 June 2020 Shun is one of Lokay’s preferred knife brands, and this razor-sharp, recurved and corrosion-resistant blade makes cutting through steak almost as enjoyable as eating the steak itself. Matt Haines, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need to grill up a perfectly seared steak," 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of recurved

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recurved was in 1598

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“Recurved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recurved. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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