Accumbent definition

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Lying down; reclining.
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(botany) Lying or leaning against something.

Accumbent cotyledons.

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Lying down.
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(bot.) Lying against some other part: said esp. of certain cotyledons.
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Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
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(botany) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
accumbent
Plural:
accumbents

Origin of accumbent

  • Latin accumbēns accumbent- present participle of accumbere to recline at table ad- ad- cumbere to recline

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin accumbō (“recline”), from ad (“to”) + cumbō (“recline”)

    From Wiktionary