pressed close to or flat against a surface: said esp. of a leaf or plant part
Origin of appressed; from Classical Latin appressus, past participle of apprimere ; from ad-, to + primere, to press
Lying flat or pressed closely against something, as hairs on certain plant stems.
Origin of appressedFrom Latin appressus, past participle of apprimere, to press down : ad-, ad- + premere, to press; see per-4 in Indo-European roots.
- simple past tense and past participle of appress
(comparative more appressed, superlative most appressed)
- (biology, mycology) Closely flattened down.