Origin of decumbent
Examples from the Web for decumbent
Decumbent, reclining on the ground, as if too weak to stand.
As one might expect, the position of greatest ease is the decumbent.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
The frond is long and narrow, and rarely rises erect, but usually is decumbent or reclined in position.Beautiful Ferns|Daniel Cady Eaton
Many plants habitually propagate by means of decumbent shoots and runners.The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
Decumbent, reclined on the ground, the summit tending to rise, 39.