[ uh-kuhm-buh nt ]
/ əˈkʌm bənt /


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

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 forms

ac·cum·ben·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for accumbent


/ (əˈkʌmbənt) /


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

Derived Forms

accumbency, noun

Word Origin for accumbent

C18: from Latin accumbere to recline
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