Contortuplicate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Contortuplicate (Bot) Plaited lengthwise and twisted in addition, as the bud of the morning-glory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • contortuplicate In botany, twisted and plaited or folded.
    • contortuplicate In zoology, crinkled, as the hair of a negro.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. contortuplicatus,; contortus, contorted + plicare, to fold