There is also a ninth tower, which looks like an excrescence, in the rear.
Sir, that paragraph is an excrescence on the tree of our liberty.
We alighted almost in front of a quaint building which looked like an excrescence—a wart—on the visage of a dilapidated chapel.
If one of them be perfect by itself, the other will be an excrescence.
Carun-cle, an excrescence or protuberance near the hilum of a seed.
It is an excrescence, not an essential garment like the shirt and breeches.
In this species the casque or excrescence on the upper mandible is very slight.
The art is not an accomplishment, an ornament, an excrescence.
It is the "swollen imposthume" of refinement, an excrescence on culture, a penalty of which we have suffered enough.
Eryri likewise signifies an excrescence or scrofulous eruption.
early 15c., "action of growing out," from Latin excrescentia (plural) "abnormal growths," from excrescentem (nominative excrescens), present participle of excrescere "grow out, grow up," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). Meaning "that which grows out abnormally (on a living thing) is from 1570s (excrescency in this sense is 1540s).
excrescence ex·cres·cence (ĭk-skrěs'əns)
An outgrowth from a surface that may be normal, such as a fingernail, or abnormal, such as a wart.