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accrescent

[ uh-kres-uhnt ]
/ əˈkrɛs ənt /
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adjective

increasing; enlarging, expanding, or enriching.
growing, as floral parts that increase in size after flowering has occurred.

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Origin of accrescent

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

botany (of a calyx or other part) continuing to grow after flowering
C18: from Latin accrēscere to continue to grow, from crēscere to grow
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