lying on the face; prone; prostrate.
Botany. (of a plant or stem) lying along the ground, but not putting forth roots.
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How to use procumbent in a sentence
Ratany, rat′a-ni, n. a perennial procumbent shrub, yielding the medicinal ratany root.
On the steep bluffs along the river was often a heavy growth of red cedar; and some large areas of procumbent juniper occurred.The Mammals of Washtenaw County, Michigan | Norman Wood
It is a smooth plant, with procumbent, branching stems varying from six inches to two feet in length.
It is a profusely-branched, evergreen shrub, either erect or procumbent, and usually from one to five feet high.
Its stem and branches are round or scarcely angular, and usually procumbent and crooked.
British Dictionary definitions for procumbent
Also: prostrate (of stems) growing along the ground
leaning forwards or lying on the face
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