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The stem is quite short, tapering downward, dark green, scaly.

In the plant on the right is shown the tapering stem from the base to the apex.

The stem is inflated, stuffed, rather long, tapering downward.

From this rises a tapering shaft of about twenty-eight feet.

Clusters small, slender, tapering, usually single-shouldered.

This may have its sides parallel or tapering, to make a knife-shaped file.

Conic -al: cylindrical, with a flat base, tapering to a point.

Lanceolate: lance- or spear-shaped: oblong and tapering to the end.

It has a flat tail like the beaver and not at all resembling the tapering tail of water rat.

I pointed out the tapering masts of our consort—if she was to be our consort—in the distance.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English tapur, taper "candle," not found outside English, possibly a dissimilated borrowing from Latin papyrus (see papyrus), which was used in Medieval Latin and some Romance languages for "wick of a candle" (e.g. Italian papijo "wick"), because these often were made from the pith of papyrus. Cf. also German kerze "candle," from Old High German charza, from Latin charta, from Greek khartes "papyrus, roll made from papyrus, wick made from pith of papyrus."

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