Accumbent
Accumbent \Ac*cum"bent\, n. One who reclines at table. [1913 Webster]

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  • Accumbent — Ac*cum bent ( bent), a. 1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals. [1913 Webster] The Roman . . . accumbent posture in eating. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accumbent — [ə kum′bənt] adj. [L accumbens, prp. of accumbere < ad , to + cubare, to recline] 1. lying down 2. Bot. lying against some other part: said esp. of certain cotyledons accumbency n …   English World dictionary

  • accumbent — accumbency, n. /euh kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. reclining; recumbent: accumbent posture. 2. Bot. lying against something. [1650 60; < L accumbent (s. of accumbens, prp. of accumbere), equiv. to ac AC + cumb (nasalized var. of cub lie, recline; see… …   Universalium

  • accumbent — /əˈkʌmbənt/ (say uh kumbuhnt) adjective 1. reclining: accumbent posture. 2. Botany lying against something, as of cotyledons which have their edges curved against the radicle. {Latin accumbere to recline} –accumbency, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • accumbent — 1. adjective /əˈkʌmbənt/ a) Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals. b) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf See Also: accumb, accumbency, accubation, recumbent 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • accumbent — adj. reclining, lying down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accumbent — a. Leaning, reclining …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • accumbent — ac·cum·bent …   English syllables

  • accumbent —   a. Botany, (of plants) lying against something …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • accumbent — adjective lying down; in a position of comfort or rest • Syn: ↑decumbent, ↑recumbent • Similar to: ↑unerect • Derivationally related forms: ↑recumb (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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