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erumpent

[ ih-ruhm-puhnt ]
/ ɪˈrʌm pənt /
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adjective
bursting forth.
(of fungi or algae) prominent; projecting from or bursting through host tissue.
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Origin of erumpent

First recorded in 1640–50; from Latin ērumpent- (stem of ērumpēns ), present participle of ērumpere, equivalent to ē- e-1 + rumpere “to break”; see -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for erumpent

erumpent
/ (ɪˈrʌmpənt) /

adjective
bursting out or (esp of plant parts) developing as though bursting through an overlying structure

Word Origin for erumpent

C17: from Latin ērumpere to burst forth, from rumpere to shatter, burst
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