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succubous

[suhk-yuh-buh s] /ˈsʌk yə bəs/
adjective, Botany
1.
(of leaves) overlapping, with the base of each leaf covering part of that under it.
Compare incubous.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin succub(āre) to lie under (see succuba) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for succubous

succubous

/ˈsʌkjʊbəs/
adjective
1.
(of a liverwort) having the leaves arranged so that the upper margin of each leaf is covered by the lower margin of the next leaf along Compare incubous
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin succubare: see succubus
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