accrescent

accrescent

[uh-kres-uhnt]
adjective
1.
increasing; enlarging, expanding, or enriching.
2.
growing, as floral parts that increase in size after flowering has occurred.

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin accrēscent- (stem of accrēscēns, present participle of accrēscere to grow). See ac-, crescent

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accrescent (æˈkrɛsənt)
 
adj
botany (of a calyx or other part) continuing to grow after flowering
 
[C18: from Latin accrēscere to continue to grow, from crēscere to grow]

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