Definition of recurvate in English:

recurvate

adjective

Botany
  • Bent back; = "recurved".

verb

rare
  • no object To turn back; = "recurve".

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hill (b. c1528). From classical Latin recurvātus, past participle of recurvāre<br>late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin recurvāt-, past participial stem of recurvāre recurve. Compare earlier recurvate, and also recurve and recurvation.

Pronunciation

recurvate

/rɪˈkəːveɪt/