runcible, a.

[Prob. a fanciful alteration of ROUNCIVAL.] A nonsense word used by Edward Lear in runcible cat, hat, etc., and esp. in runcible spoon, in later use applied to a kind of fork used for pickles, etc., curved like a spoon and having three broad prongs of which one has a sharp edge. The illustrations provided … Continue reading runcible, a.