- 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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