Origin of procumbent
Examples from the Web for procumbent
Its golden yellow flowers are densely produced in panicles on procumbent stems, 12in.
In figure 200 is given records of the inclined palm tree, of procumbent stem of Tropæolum, and the leaf of the palm tree.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Sarmentaceous, Sarmentose, bearing long and flexible twigs (Sarments), either spreading or procumbent.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
It is a smooth plant, with procumbent, branching stems varying from six inches to two feet in length.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
When it once finds a happy home it increases fast; the thick stalks are procumbent and emit roots.
Word Origin for procumbent
"leaning forward," 1660s, from Latin procumbentem (nominative procumbens), present participle of procumbere "to fall forward, fall prostrate," from pro "forward" (see pro-) + -cumbere "to lie down" (see succumb). Related: Procumbently.