ass-urgent

assurgent

[uh-sur-juhnt]
adjective Botany.
curving upward, as leaves; ascendant.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin assurgent- (stem of assurgēns rising up, present participle of assurgere). See as-, surgent

assurgency, noun
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assurgent (əˈsɜːdʒənt)
 
adj
(of leaves, stems, etc) curving or growing upwards; rising
 
[C16: from Latin assurgere to rise up, from surgere to rise]
 
as'surgency
 
n

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