accumbent

[uh-kuhm-buh nt]
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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
Related formsac·cum·ben·cy, noun
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accumbent

adjective
  1. botany (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing
  2. a rare word for recumbent
Derived Formsaccumbency, noun

Word Origin for accumbent

C18: from Latin accumbere to recline
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