having a downward curve or slope; bending away, as from the horizontal: a declinate flower.
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How to use declinate in a sentence
In the last-mentioned case they are called declinate, as in amaryllis, horse-chestnut and fraxinella.
British Dictionary definitions for declinate
(esp of plant parts) descending from the horizontal in a curve; drooping
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