[ uh-kres-uhnt ]
/ əˈkrɛs ənt /
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increasing; enlarging, expanding, or enriching.
growing, as floral parts that increase in size after flowering has occurred.
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Words nearby accrescent
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British Dictionary definitions for accrescent
/ (æˈkrɛsənt) /
botany (of a calyx or other part) continuing to grow after flowering
Word Origin for accrescent
C18: from Latin accrēscere to continue to grow, from crēscere to grow
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