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[kid-nee-sheypt] /ˈkɪd niˌʃeɪpt/
having the general shape of a long oval indented at one side; reniform:
a kidney-shaped swimming pool.
Origin of kidney-shaped
1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for kidney-shaped
  • The plants overwinter as a basal rosette with kidney-shaped leaves.
  • The two large electric organs are kidney-shaped and located anteriorly.
  • The papery seed pods contain one or two small kidney-shaped seeds.
  • Fronds are narrowly egg-shaped to slightly kidney-shaped and intensely green in color.
  • Seed pods are small, short, and contain kidney-shaped seeds that vary in color from yellow to deep violet.
  • During its first year, the plant is in the form of a rosette with kidney-shaped leaves that remain green throughout the winter.
  • Each pod contains several small kidney-shaped seeds.
  • The marsh marigold's shiny green leaves are round, heart or kidney-shaped.
  • The flowers have five green sepals and five pale-green to cream colored, kidney-shaped petals.
British Dictionary definitions for kidney-shaped


shaped like an oval with an inward curve at one side
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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