Scandent Scan"dent, a. [L. scandens, -entis, p. pr. of scandere to climb.] Climbing. [1913 Webster]

Note: Scandent plants may climb either by twining, as the hop, or by twisted leafstalks, as the clematis, or by tendrils, as the passion flower, or by rootlets, as the ivy. [1913 Webster]

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  • scandent — [skan′dənt] adj. [L scandens, prp. of scandere: see DESCEND] climbing by attaching itself, as a vine …   English World dictionary

  • scandent — adjective Etymology: Latin scandent , scandens, present participle of scandere to climb more at scan Date: circa 1682 characterized by a climbing mode of growth < scandent stems > < scandent vines > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scandent — /skan deuhnt/, adj. climbing, as a plant. [1675 85; < L scandent (s. of scandens, prp. of scandere to climb); see SCAN, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • scandent — [ skandənt] adjective chiefly Palaeontology (especially of a graptolite) having a climbing habit. Origin C17: from L. scandent , scandere climb …   English new terms dictionary

  • scandent — scan•dent [[t]ˈskæn dənt[/t]] adj. bot climbing, as a plant • Etymology: 1675–85; < L scandent , s. of scandēns, prp. of scandere to climb; see ent …   From formal English to slang

  • scandent — adjective used especially of plants; having a tendency to climb plants of a creeping or scandent nature • Similar to: ↑ascending …   Useful english dictionary

  • scandent — adjective climbing …   Wiktionary

  • scandent — a. (Bot.) Climbing …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scandent — scan·dent …   English syllables

  • scandent — /ˈskændənt/ (say skanduhnt) adjective climbing, as a plant. {Latin scandens, present participle} …   Australian English dictionary

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