pandurate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pandurate (of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pandurate Obovate, with a concavity in each side, like the body of a violin; fiddle-shaped; as, a panduriform leaf; panduriform color markings of an animal.
    • Pandurate (Bot) Shaped like a fiddle; -- of a leaf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pandurate Fiddle-shaped.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Pandurate fiddle-shaped
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pandura, a pandore + -form,: cf. F. panduriforme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pandoura, a 3-stringed instrument, invented by Pan.

Usage

In literature:

All the efforts of the two pandurs were powerless to silence him.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
He was scarcely gone, when Mr. Skinner vented his passion upon the Pandurs.
"The Village Notary" by József Eötvös
For a man it is much better to be a "pandur" (policeman), especially in a large town.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham
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