Origin of excrescent
Examples from the Web for excrescent
Skeat explains this form as fallen with an excrescent d, due to Scandinavian influence, citing also Bk.The Bruce|John Barbour
Round and about the tent and on its excrescent flooring were heaped our boxes, otherwise the wind would have blown it over.Through the Heart of Patagonia|H. Hesketh Prichard
You are regarded an excrescent growth on the body of civil society.
The insertion of excrescent p occurs after m in other words in Chaucer; as in solempne, dampne.
If heavy rains happen at this critical period, they will wash this excrescent substance off, and thereby damage the plants.
British Dictionary definitions for excrescent
Word Origin for excrescent
Word Origin and History for excrescent
mid-15c., from Latin excrescentem (nominative excrescens), present participle of excrescere (see excrescence).