1. falcate

adjective. curved like a sickle.


  • curving
  • sickle-shaped
  • curved


  • contour
  • untwisted
  • vertical
  • direct

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Example sentences of the word falcate

1. Verb, base form
There are dozens of words that can be used to describe the shape of leaves, like acicular, or narrow and pointed; orbicular, or round; and falcate, which means sickle-shaped.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Examine the lobes on the southern red oak (Quercus falcate) and species such as turkey and Shumard oak.