Sword-shaped Sword"-shaped`, a. (Bot.) Shaped like a sword; ensiform, as the long, flat leaves of the Iris, cattail, and the like. [1913 Webster]

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  • sword-shaped — adjective shaped like a sword blade the iris has an ensiform leaf • Syn: ↑ensiform, ↑swordlike, ↑bladelike • Similar to: ↑simple, ↑unsubdivided * * * swordˈ shaped …   Useful english dictionary

  • sword-shaped — a. Ensiform …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sword-shaped — adj swordlike, Biol. ensiform, Bot. ensate, Bot. gladiate, Anat., Zool. xiphoid …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sword-bean — swordˈ bean noun 1. An Indian papilionaceous plant (genus Canavalia) with long sword shaped edible pods 2. Its seed • • • Main Entry: ↑sword …   Useful english dictionary

  • sword fern — ☆ sword fern n. any of various ferns with sword shaped leaves; esp., a giant fern (Nephrolepis biserrata) of S Florida, with pinnate leaves …   English World dictionary

  • sword grass — n. any of a number of sedges or grasses with toothed or sword shaped leaves …   English World dictionary

  • sword|tail — «SRD TAYL, SOHRD », noun. any one of a group of small tropical American freshwater fishes, the male of which has a long sword shaped tail, frequently kept in aquariums …   Useful english dictionary

  • sword fern — noun any of several tropical ferns having more or less sword shaped fronds including one from which the Boston fern developed • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑Boston fern, ↑Nephrolepis exaltata, ↑Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis, ↑basket fern,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sword grass — noun any of various grasses or sedges having sword shaped leaves with sharp edges • Hypernyms: ↑grass * * * noun 1. : any of various grasses or sedges having leaves with a sharp or toothed edge: as a. Australia …   Useful english dictionary

  • sword lily — noun 1. plants with sword shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals • Syn: ↑iris, ↑flag, ↑fleur de lis • Hypernyms: ↑iridaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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