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equitant

[ ek-wi-tuhnt ]
/ ˈɛk wɪ tənt /
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adjective Botany.

straddling or overlapping, as leaves whose bases overlap the leaves above or within them.

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Origin of equitant

1820–30; <Latin equitant- (stem of equitāns) (present participle of equitāre to ride), equivalent to equit- (stem of eques;see equites) + -ant--ant
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British Dictionary definitions for equitant

equitant
/ (ˈɛkwɪtənt) /

adjective

(of a leaf) having the base folded around the stem so that it overlaps the leaf above and opposite

Word Origin for equitant

C19: from Latin equitāns riding, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse
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