[ rep-tuhnt ]
/ ˈrɛp tənt /
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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of reptant
1650–60; <Latin rēptant- (stem of rēptāns), present participle of rēptāre to creep, equivalent to rēpt- (frequentative stem of rēpere to creep) + -ant--ant
Words nearby reptant
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Example sentences from the Web for reptant
Reptant, rep′tant, adj. crawling: pertaining to the Reptantia, those gasteropod mollusca adapted for crawling.
British Dictionary definitions for reptant
/ (ˈrɛptənt) /
biology creeping, crawling, or lying along the groundAlso: repent
Word Origin for reptant
C17: from Latin reptāre to creep
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