falcate\ FAL-keyt \ , adjective;
1.curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform.
...Mario did the choreography and most of thepuppet-work personally—his little S-shaped arms andfalcate digits are perfect for the forward curve frombody to snout of a standard big-headed politicalpuppet...
-- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest , 1996
The adult leaves are lanceolate, falcate , almostequally green on both sides.
-- Murray Bail, Eucalyptus: A Novel , 1998
Falcate entered English in the 1800s from the Latinfalcem meaning "sickle."
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