adjective Botany.
risen or standing out of water, surrounding leaves, etc.

1680–90; < Latin ēmersus (past participle of ēmergere to emerge) + -ed2

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emersed (ɪˈmɜːst)
(of the leaves or stems of aquatic plants) protruding above the surface of the water

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pp. adj. from L. emersus, pp. of emergere (see emerge).
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Example sentences
Handheld or backpack sprayers are used for spraying emersed vegetation around the shoreline.
Other flowers borne on the usually submerged short stem are similar to the emersed flowers.
Mature spathes will unfold only when emersed from the water.
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