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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[imac]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.] [1913 Webster] 2. A long-handled billhook. See Billhook. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Billhook \Bill"hook`\, n. [Bill + hook.] A thick, heavy knife with a hooked point, used in pruning hedges, etc. When it has a short handle, it is sometimes called a hand bill; when the handle is long, a hedge bill or scimiter. [1913 Webster]