adjective Botany, Zoology.
converging, as petals.
Origin of connivent
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When upright, if the tips incline inward the lobes are said to be connivent; if inclined outward, they are reflexed, or divergent.The Pears of New York
U. P. Hedrick
(of parts of plants and animals) touching without being fused, as some petals, insect wings, etc
Word Origin for connivent
C17: from Latin connīvēns, from connīvēre to shut the eyes, connive
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1640s, from Latin conniventem (nominative connivens), present participle of connivere (see connive).
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