assurgent

[uh-sur-juh nt]

adjective Botany.

curving upward, as leaves; ascendant.

Nearby words

  1. assurbanipal,
  2. assure,
  3. assured,
  4. assured tenancy,
  5. assuredly,
  6. assurnasirpal ii,
  7. assyr.,
  8. assyria,
  9. assyrian,
  10. assyriology

Origin of assurgent

1570–80; < Latin assurgent- (stem of assurgēns rising up, present participle of assurgere). See as-, surge,-ent

Related formsas·sur·gen·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for assurgent

assurgent

adjective

(of leaves, stems, etc) curving or growing upwards; rising
Derived Formsassurgency, noun

Word Origin for assurgent

C16: from Latin assurgere to rise up, from surgere to rise

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