connivent

connivent

[kuh-nahy-vuhnt]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
converging, as petals.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin connīvent- (stem of connīvēns, present participle of connīvēre). See connive, -ent

subconnivent, adjective
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connivent (kəˈnaɪvənt)
 
adj
(of parts of plants and animals) touching without being fused, as some petals, insect wings, etc
 
[C17: from Latin connīvēns, from connīvēre to shut the eyes, connive]
 
con'nivently
 
adv

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connivent
1640s, from L. conniventem (nom. connivens), prp. of connivere (see connive).
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