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retuse

[ri-toos, -tyoos] /rɪˈtus, -ˈtyus/
adjective
1.
having an obtuse or rounded apex with a shallow notch, as leaves.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin retūsus (past participle of retundere to make blunt), equivalent to re- re- + tud-, variant stem of tundere to beat, strike + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > s
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  • The capsule is oblong-obovoid, of about the same length as the perianth, obtuse or retuse.
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retuse

/rɪˈtjuːs/
adjective
1.
(botany) having a rounded apex and a central depression: retuse leaves
Word Origin
C18: from Latin retundere to make blunt, from re- + tundere to pound
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