succubous

[ suhk-yuh-buh s ]
/ ˈsʌk yə bəs /

adjective Botany.

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

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earnest
Compare incubous.

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

Word Origin for succubous

C19: from Late Latin succubare : see succubus
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