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funnel-shaped Line breaks: funnel-shaped

Definition of funnel-shaped in English:


Wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, like a funnel: funnel-shaped yellow flowers
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  • Sea-Cat Tails are what the architects call 'sea stethescopes', tubes which pierce the deck of the wharf to scoop in the sounds of the water through their funnel-shaped ends.
  • Certain cacti and succulents have funnel-shaped or spout-like leaves which direct the water down into the stem.
  • Wearing a life vest, Ma took a boat to inspect the pitifully parched riverbeds of the funnel-shaped dam at the reservoir.

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