Noun Accumbent Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accumbent

Pronunciation:

/əˈkʌmb(ə)nt/

Definition:
1.

adjective

(of a cotyledon) lying edgeways against the folded radicle in the seed.
  1. 'Light blue to chartreuse, adaxially (upper leaf surface) glabrous or scarcely, with appressed hairs, abaxially (lower leaf surface) with densely accumbent, minimally spiky, silky hairs.'
  2. 'However, it has broadly expanded and sometimes minutely denticulate bases of the median staminal filaments, distinctly 2-lobed stigmas, accumbent cotyledons, white flowers with purplish petal claws, and strongly divided leaves.'
((n.) One who reclines at table.)


Origin:
Early 19th century: from Latin accumbent- ‘reclining’, from accumbere, from ad- ‘to’ + a verb related to cubare ‘to lie’.

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