[ UK /ɹɪkˈɜːvd/ ]
  1. curved backward or inward
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  • Maxillary or posterior dentary teeth more recurved, denticles present on the anterior carinae.
  • FRUITS: Pods short, to 2.5 cm, oblong to obovoid with a recurved style base. Chapter 7
  • I have seen beautiful Bear and Ben Pearson 55-60lb recurved bows that go for about $30-$100. Interested in buying a recurve, I want to do everything myself [besides build the bow] I would like to buy bare shaft and do the
  • The petals may be overlapped, recurved, frilled, crinkled or ruffled.
  • In larger specimens they are slightly recurved toward the tip.
  • Their recurved petals, lovely long stamens and distinctive center markings make Oriental lilies showstoppers in any floral arrangement.
  • The woodpecker, which has a similar extensile mechanism for exserting its tongue to a great length, also uses it to procure its food -- in its case soft grubs from holes in rotten trees -- and to enable it to pull these out, the end of the tongue is sharp and horny, and barbed with short stiff recurved bristles. The Naturalist in Nicaragua
  • The _leaf-blade_ is narrow, rigid, thickly coriaceous, concavo-convex tapering from the base to the tip, spreading and recurved, 4 to 6 inches long. A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
  • Babirusas (literally "pig-deer" in Bahasa-Indonesian) are pig-like animals characterized by the male's long recurved tusks that penetrate the upper lip. Biological diversity in Wallacea
  • Shell solid, surface marked by numerous concentric lines of growth, obliquely cordate; posterior margin produced; anterior short; umbones recurved, lunule cordate; pallial line sinuated; margin crenulated. Report of the North-Carolina Geological Survey. Agriculture of the Eastern Counties: Together with Descriptions of the Fossils of the Marl Beds
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