accrescent
accrescent ac*cres"cent ([a^]k*kr[e^]s"sent), a. [L. accrescens, -entis, p. pr. of accrescere; ad + crescere to grow. See {Crescent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Growing; increasing. --Shuckford. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Growing larger after flowering. --Gray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ACCRESCENT — ACCRESCE Le qualificatif d’accrescent est donné, en morphologie végétale, à un organe qui, normalement, se trouve d’abord indépendant d’une autre partie de la plante, et qui, ensuite, vient s’y souder. Cette évolution caractéristique survient le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • accrescent — accrescent, ente (a kkrè ssan, san te) adj. Se dit, en botanique, des parties de la fleur, autres que l ovaire, qui prennent de l accroissement après la fécondation. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Accrescens, de accrescere (voy. accroître) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • accrescent — /euh kres euhnt/, adj. 1. increasing; enlarging, expanding, or enriching. 2. growing, as floral parts that increase in size after flowering has occurred. [1745 55; < L accrescent (s. of accrescens, prp. of accrescere to grow). See AC , CRESCENT]… …   Universalium

  • accrescent — sənt, ˈaˌk adjective Etymology: Latin accrescent , accrescens : growing continuously; specifically : growing larger after flowering used especially of a calyx …   Useful english dictionary

  • accrescent — adjective /əˈkɹɛsənt/ a) Growing; increasing. Shuckford b) Growing larger after flowering Gray …   Wiktionary

  • accrescent — ac·cres·cent …   English syllables

  • accrescent —   a. Botany, growing larger even after flowering …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • accrescente — ● accrescent, accrescente adjectif (latin accrescens, croissant) Se dit du calice d une fleur lorsque, au lieu de disparaître lors du flétrissement, il se développe, comme chez le physalis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • acrescent — ACRESCÉNT, Ă, acrescenţi, te, adj. (Despre părţile unei plante) Care creşte şi după fecundare. – Din fr. accrescent. Trimis de ana zecheru, 05.08.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  acrescént adj. m. (sil. cres ), pl. acrescénţi; f. sg. acrescéntă …   Dicționar Român

  • Glossary of botanical terms — Many of the terms used in Wikipedia glossaries (often most) are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, lists like the following indicate where new articles need to be written and are also useful for looking up and… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”