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succubous

[ suhk-yuh-buhs ]

adjective

, Botany.
  1. (of leaves) overlapping, with the base of each leaf covering part of that under it.


succubous

/ ˈsʌkjʊbəs /

adjective

  1. (of a liverwort) having the leaves arranged so that the upper margin of each leaf is covered by the lower margin of the next leaf along Compare incubous


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Word History and Origins

Origin of succubous1

1855–60; < Latin succub ( āre ) to lie under ( succuba ) + -ous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of succubous1

C19: from Late Latin succubare : see succubus
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Example Sentences

Leaves succubous, 4–5-divided, and with the underleaves setaceously fringed.

Leaves succubous, subconcave or flat, the apex rounded, rarely retuse or bidentate; underleaves none (in our species).

Stems thalloid, with large subquadrate succubous leaves; underleaves none.

Leaves complicate-bilobed, the upper lobe smaller, the lower succubous; margins entire or dentate or ciliate; underleaves none.

Leaves rather narrow, complicate-bilobed, the lobes subequal or the upper smaller, the lower succubous; underleaves none.

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