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[skan-duh nt]
  1. climbing, as a plant.
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Origin of scandent

1675–85; < Latin scandent- (stem of scandēns, present participle of scandere to climb); see scan, -ent
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Historical Examples of scandent

  • It is a stout, scandent, evergreen shrub, which strongly resembles the myrtle.

    The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom

    P. L. Simmonds

British Dictionary definitions for scandent


  1. (of plants) having a climbing habit
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Word Origin for scandent

C17: from Latin scandere to climb
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