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accrescent

[uh-kres-uh nt] /əˈkrɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
increasing; enlarging, expanding, or enriching.
2.
growing, as floral parts that increase in size after flowering has occurred.
Origin of accrescent
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55, accrescent is from the Latin word accrēscent- (stem of accrēscēns, present participle of accrēscere to grow). See ac-, crescent
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British Dictionary definitions for accrescent

accrescent

/æˈkrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(botany) (of a calyx or other part) continuing to grow after flowering
Word Origin
C18: from Latin accrēscere to continue to grow, from crēscere to grow
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