- lying face down
- Bot. trailing along the ground: said of a stem
Origin of procumbentClassical Latin procumbens, present participle of procumbere, to lean forward from pro-, forward (see pro-) + -cumbere from cubare, to lie down (see cube)
- Lying face down; prone.
- Botany Trailing along the ground but not rooting: a procumbent vine.
Origin of procumbentLatin prōcumbēns prōcumbent- present participle of prōcumbere to bend down prō- forward ; see pro- 1. -cumbere to lie down