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Adj.1.swordlike - shaped like a sword bladeswordlike - 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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Their bold, swordlike foliage is attractive in the garden long after the flowers have faded and their stems cut.
The 17-year-old (Boy A) also denies possessing an offensive weapon - the "swordlike" knife - a charge which the 15-year-old (Boy B) admits.
"Then we built an understory of varying layers and heights." Feathery queen palms and swordlike giant yuccas anchor the lush layout and create a topmost tier.
If you fancy something a bit more architectural, try Phormium the New Zealand flax with its broad, swordlike leaves.
Large palms such as Cordyline - with its long, swordlike leaves - will also suffer.
It belongs to the same family as crocosmia - the Iris family - and shares its swordlike foliage.
My parents at his feet, wrecked honeysuckles, he lowered his swordlike mouth, gorged on them, draining color until their eyebrows whitened.
In this case, the rail was a bat unattached from any support, and suddenly without the power to slice the air swordlike or protect the holder from a final fate.
One of Mehanata's house specialties is the shashlutsi, a pair of swordlike, crisscrossed metal skewers stabbing considerable chunks of smoky pork and chicken.