Origin of repandClassical Latin repandus, bent backward ; from re-, back + pandus, bent ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pandos from source Old Norse fattr, bent over, supple
Origin of repandLatin repandus, bent backward : re-, re- + pandus, past participle of pandere, to spread out; see pet&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more repand, superlative most repand)
- (botany, zoology) Having a slightly undulating margin.
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Latin repandus bent backward, turned up; prefix re- re- + pandus bent, crooked.