(Re*cur"sant) a. [L. recursans, -antis, p. pr. of recursare to run back, v. freq. of recurrere.
See Recure.] (Her.) Displayed with the back toward the spectator; said especially of an eagle.
(Re*cur"sion) n. [L. recursio. See Recur.] The act of recurring; return. [Obs.] Boyle.
(Re*cur"vate) a. [L. recurvatus, p. p. of recurvare. See Re-, and Curvate.] (Bot.) Recurved.
(Re*cur"vate) v. t. To bend or curve back; to recurve. Pennant.
(Re`cur*va"tion) n. The act of recurving, or the state of being recurved; a bending or flexure
(Re*curve") v. t. To curve in an opposite or unusual direction; to bend back or down.
(Re*curved") a. Curved in an opposite or uncommon direction; bent back; as, a bird with a
recurved bill; flowers with recurved petals.
(Re*cur`vi*ros"ter) n. [L. recurvus bent back + rostrum beack; cf. F. récurvirostre.] (Zool.)
A bird whose beak bends upward, as the avocet.
(Re*cur`vi*ros"tral) a. [See Recurviroster.] (Zoöl.) Having the beak bent upwards.
(Re*cur"vi*ty) n. Recurvation.
(Re*cur"vous) a. [L. recurvus; pref. re- re + curvus curved.] Recurved. Derham.
(Re*cu"san*cy) n. The state of being recusant; nonconformity. Coke.
(Re*cu"sant) a.[L. recusans, -antis, p. pr. of recure to refuse, to oject to; pref. re- re + causa
a cause, pretext: cf. F. récusant. See Cause, and cf. Ruse.] Obstinate in refusal; specifically, in English