Definition of Tortile

1. a. Twisted; wreathed; coiled.



Definition of Tortile

1. Adjective. (rare) Twisted, winding, contorted. ¹

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Definition of Tortile

1. twisted; coiled [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tortile

torteaus
tortellini
tortellinis
tortelloni
torten
tortes
tortfeasance
tortfeasor
tortfeasors
torticollar
torticollis
torticollis spastica
torticollises
tortie
torties
tortile (current term)
tortility
tortilla
tortilla chip
tortilla chips
tortillas
tortillon
tortillons
tortion
tortious
tortious interference
tortiously
tortipelvic
tortipelvis
tortive

Literary usage of Tortile

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1. Mosses with Hand-lens and Microscope: A Non-technical Hand-book of the More by Abel Joel Grout (1903)
"D. tortile (Schrad.) Hampe. is a smaller plant in appearance, for the leaves are ... D. tortile var. vari- , n ,'J ' , are more spreading and more entire, ..."

2. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1886)
"Peduncles more conspicuous: tube of the corolla not longer than the widely spreading lips, merely gibbous at base : the weakly tortile branchlets bearing ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Glabrous, slender, a span to 2 от 3 feet high, loosely branching, at length producing more or less tortile branchlets : leaves linear or the lower ..."

4. Synoptical Flora of North America by Asa Gray (1878)
"Slender stems climbing over bushes by tortile leafy branchlets, reaching 4 or 5 feet high : filiform peduncles mostly twice the length of the leaves : ribs ..."

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