Definition for RIV'EL

RIV'EL, v.t. [Sax. gerifled, wrinkled; from the root of Dan. river, to draw, to wrest, Sw. rifva. This word is obsolete, but shrivel, from the same root, is in use. It may be allied to ruffle.]

To contract into wrinkles; to shrink; as, riveled fruit; riveled flowers. – Dryden. Pope.

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