- pressed closely against or fitting closely to something.
Origin of appressed
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Examples from the Web for appressed
Pileoli innumerable, inflexed and appressed, plicate, brown.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Most leaves spread from the stem, but some are appressed, as in the Arbor-vit (Fig. 7).Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
Leaf-buds small, short, obtuse, appressed; leaf-scars prominent.
Leaf-buds small, short, pointed and with curved tips, appressed.
Leaf-buds small, short, pointed, appressed; leaf-scars prominent.
- pressed closely against, but not joined to, a surfaceleaves appressed to a stem
C18: from Latin appressus, from apprimere, from premere to press
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