Definition of decurved in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈkərvd/


(Especially of a bird’s bill) curved downward.
Example sentences
  • They are seed eaters and have a short, strong, decurved bill.
  • The Chough (pronounced ‘chuff’) is an elegant member of the crow family, a little smaller than a Rook and distinguished by a bright red, slightly decurved bill and red legs and feet.
  • It has a long, slightly decurved bill and a short, upturned tail.

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Syllabification: de·curved

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