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CIDE DICTIONARY
scillain | scillitin | scilly islands | scimetar | scimitar | scimiter | scincella | scincid | scincid lizard | scincidae | scincoid

scimiter

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scim=i=ter

CIDE DICTIONARY

scimitern. [F. cimeterre, cf. It. scimitarra, Sp. cimitarra; fr. Biscayan cimetarra with a sharp edge; or corrupted from Per. shimshīr.].
  •  A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the convex side, -- in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs and persians.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A long-handled billhook. See Billhook.  [1913 Webster]
Scimiter pods (Bot.), the immense curved woody pods of a leguminous woody climbing plant (Entada scandens) growing in tropical India and America. They contain hard round flattish seeds two inches in diameter, which are made into boxes.

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