Origin of appetency
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We shall adopt the word "Appetency" to designate the Mentation in plant-life.
The church of Durham, he said, was the great object of their appetency.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.
E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
This is the reason why beauty is to all creatures an object of appetency, of desire and of love.Delsarte System of Oratory
Many young animals evidence little or nothing more than "Appetency" in suckling.
Appetency, ap′pet-ens-i, n. a seeking after: craving or appetite: desire, especially sensual desire—also Ap′petence.