pressed closely against or fitting closely to something.

1785–95; < Latin appress(us) pressed to (past participle of apprimere), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pressus (see press1) + -ed2

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appressed (əˈprɛst)
pressed closely against, but not joined to, a surface: leaves appressed to a stem
[C18: from Latin appressus, from apprimere, from premere to press]

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Example sentences
Stem leaves are much smaller and appressed along the stem.
Stem leaves are only about a half-inch long and appressed along the stem.
The nutlets are densely covered with stiff, appressed to silky, hairs.
They are aromatic and densely covered with appressed, gray hair.
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