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succubous

[ suhk-yuh-buhs ]
/ ˈsʌk yə bəs /
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adjective Botany.

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

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Origin of succubous

1855–60; <Latin succub(āre) to lie under (see succuba) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for succubous

succubous
/ (ˈsʌkjʊbəs) /

adjective

(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 alongCompare incubous
C19: from Late Latin succubare : see succubus
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