accrescent

adjective
ac·​cres·​cent | \ -sᵊnt, ˈaˌk- \

Definition of accrescent

: growing continuously specifically : growing larger after flowering used especially of a calyx

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First Known Use of accrescent

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accrescent

Latin accrescent-, accrescens

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“Accrescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accrescent. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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