- lying on the face; prone; prostrate.
- Botany. (of a plant or stem) lying along the ground, but not putting forth roots.
Origin of procumbent
Examples from the Web for procumbent
Historical Examples of procumbent
They occur in dense heads on procumbent or ascending stems 4-8 in.Flowers of Mountain and Plain
Edith S. Clements
Galium parisiense (uliginosum), with a square, furrowed, procumbent stem.Lachesis Lapponica
Carl von Linn
Procumbent or Prostrate, lying flat on the ground from the first.The Elements of Botany
The procumbent stem curved up and attained a state of equilibrium under the action of geotropic stimulus.Life Movements in Plants
Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Its golden yellow flowers are densely produced in panicles on procumbent stems, 12in.
- Also: prostrate (of stems) growing along the ground
- leaning forwards or lying on the face
Word Origin for procumbent
- Lying face down; prone.