succubous

succubous

[suhk-yuh-buhs]
adjective Botany.
(of leaves) overlapping, with the base of each leaf covering part of that under it.
Compare incubous.


Origin:
1855–60; < Latin succub(āre) to lie under (see succuba) + -ous

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succubous (ˈsʌkjʊbəs)
 
adj
Compare incubous (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
 
[C19: from Late Latin succubare: see succubus]

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