accumbent

[ uh-kuhm-buh nt ]
/ əˈkʌm bənt /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. acculturate,
  2. acculturation,
  3. acculturationist,
  4. acculturize,
  5. accum.,
  6. accumulate,
  7. accumulated,
  8. accumulation,
  9. accumulation point,
  10. accumulative

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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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 Formsaccumbency, noun

Word Origin for accumbent

C18: from Latin accumbere to recline

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