Definition of accumbent
1 : leaning or reclining especially at meals the Roman accumbent posture in eating
3 zoology : closely applied to a surface (as of the wing scales of certain insects)
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Origin and Etymology of accumbent
Latin accumbent-, accumbens, present participle of accumbere to lie down, recline at table, from ad- + -cumbere to lie down (akin to cubare to lie down)
First Known Use: 1680See Words from the same year
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