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Definition of "awl-shaped" [awl•-shaped]

  • Shaped like an awl. (adjective)
  • Subulate. See Subulate. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "awl-shaped" in a sentence
  • "The leaves, which are produced in tufts, are seven or eight inches in length, erect and cylindrical, or awl-shaped."
  • "On examination of the ordinary inflorescence, there will be seen at the base of the upper of two flowers a small rudimentary bract, having a swollen circular or ring-like base, from which proceeds a small awl-shaped process, representing the midrib of an abortive leaf."
  • "At the base of each tuft, from the apex to 1 ft. or more down the younger branches, there is a fleshy, green, awl-shaped leaf, from 2 in. to 5 in. long."
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