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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scimiter  \Scim"i*ter\,  Scimitar  \Scim"i*tar\,  n.  [F.  cimeterre 
  cf  It  scimitarra  Sp  cimitarra  fr  Biscayan  cimetarra 
  with  a  sharp  edge;  or  corrupted  from  Per.  shimsh[=i]r.] 
  1.  A  saber  with  a  much  curved  blade  having  the  edge  on  the 
  convex  side  --  in  use  among  Mohammedans,  esp.,  the  Arabs 
  and  persians.  [Written  also  {cimeter},  and  {scymetar}.] 
  2.  A  long-handled  billhook.  See  {Billhook}. 
  {Scimiter  pods}  (Bot.),  the  immense  curved  woody  pods  of  a 
  leguminous  woody  climbing  plant  ({Entada  scandens}) 
  growing  in  tropical  India  and  America.  They  contain  hard 
  round  flattish  seeds  two  inches  in  diameter,  which  are 
  made  into  boxes. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cimeter  \Cim"e*ter\,  n. 
  See  {Scimiter}.