[in-kyuh-buh s, ing-]
- (of leaves) overlapping, with the upper part of each leaf covering the base of the leaf above it.
Origin of incubous
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Leaves small, incubous, palmately 2–4-cleft or -parted; underleaves similar, often smaller.
Leaves large, complicate-bilobed, incubous; lower lobe small, bearing root-hairs; underleaves none.
Incubous, with tip of one leaf lying flat over the base of the next above.The Elements of Botany
- (of a liverwort) having the leaves arranged so that the upper margin of each leaf lies above the lower margin of the next leaf alongCompare succubous
C19: from Latin incubare incubate
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