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accumbent

[uh-kuhm-buh nt] /əˈkʌm bənt/
adjective
1.
reclining; recumbent:
accumbent posture.
2.
Botany. lying against something.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin accumbent- (stem of accumbēns, present participle of accumbere), equivalent to ac- ac- + cumb- (nasalized variant of cub- lie, recline; see covey) + -ent- -ent
Related forms
accumbency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for accumbent

accumbent

/əˈkʌmbənt/
adjective
1.
(botany) (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing
2.
a rare word for recumbent
Derived Forms
accumbency, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin accumbere to recline
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