kidney-shaped kidney-shaped

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of a leaf or bean shape) resembling the shape of kidney

Usage(s):

  1. Scientists have recently discovered that it is in the center of a 120-mile-long, kidney-shaped area of land that rose as much as ten inches in the early 1960s.
  2. A kidney-shaped credit card that snaps into a carrying case keychain.
  3. During their long survival into the modern world, the leaves of the ginkgo changed until they are now almost invariably two-lobed and kidney-shaped.

News

  • Greek-style baked lima beans

    Serves 6 Limas, also known as butter beans, are an ancient legume named after the city of Lima, Peru. Select the extra-large and flat kidney-shaped limas to bake in a sauce made of tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs. Soak the beans overnight or use the quick-soak method (place beans and water in saucepan and bring to boil; turn off heat and ...        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. Speaking in Greenlandic, Enoksen said through an interpreter: "We traditionally have already named the island 'The Kidney-Shaped Island' - before it was named as it is now. So should anyone have any claims prior, they would have named it already...
    on May 27, 2008 By: Hans Enoksen Source: Canada.com

  2. "The day we got the keys we came over with some French architect friends," Funder says. "They looked at this kidney-shaped bench and they said (in their French accents), 'Oh it's all lovely but my God, Craig, what are you going to do with the...
    on Feb 1, 2006 By: Anna Funder Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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