decumbent


de·cum·bent

adjective \di-ˈkəm-bənt, dē-\

Definition of DECUMBENT

1
:  lying down
2
of a plant :  reclining on the ground but with ascending apex or extremity

Origin of DECUMBENT

Latin decumbent-, decumbens, present participle of decumbere to lie down, from de- + -cumbere to lie down; akin to Latin cubare to lie
First Known Use: 1656

Rhymes with DECUMBENT

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