ensiform


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en·si·form

 (ĕn′sə-fôrm′)
adj.
Shaped like a sword, as the leaf of an iris.

[Latin ēnsis, sword + -form.]

ensiform

(ˈɛnsɪˌfɔːm)
adj
biology shaped like a sword blade: ensiform leaves.
[C16: from Latin ensis sword]

en•si•form

(ˈɛn səˌfɔrm)

adj.
sword-shaped; xiphoid: an ensiform leaf.
[1535–45; < Latin ēnsi(s) sword + -form]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ensiform - shaped like a sword bladeensiform - shaped like a sword blade; "the iris has an ensiform leaf"
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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2 Shape and size of narrowly linear- cauline leaf (cm) ensiform 7-14 x 0.
Antennae ensiform, dark brown (usually purple or black in Nautia), as long as or much longer than the head and pronotum.
The leaves] are named: cuneiform and ensiform, spathulate and saggitate and their margins are serrated, lapidary, lobed (17)