accumbent

[ uh-kuhm-buhnt ]
/ əˈkʌm bənt /
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adjective

reclining; recumbent: accumbent posture.
Botany. lying against something.

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Origin of accumbent

1650–60; <Latin accumbent- (stem of accumbēns, present participle of accumbere), equivalent to ac-ac- + cumb- (nasalized variant of cub- lie, recline; see covey) + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM accumbent

ac·cum·ben·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for accumbent

accumbent
/ (əˈkʌmbənt) /

adjective

botany (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing
a rare word for recumbent

Derived forms of accumbent

accumbency, noun

Word Origin for accumbent

C18: from Latin accumbere to recline
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