Decumbent


Decumbent
Decumbent De*cum"bent, a. [L. decumbens, -entis, p. pr. of decumbere; de- + cumbere (only in comp.), cubare to lie down.] 1. Lying down; prostrate; recumbent. [1913 Webster]

The decumbent portraiture of a woman. --Ashmole. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Reclining on the ground, as if too weak to stand, and tending to rise at the summit or apex; as, a decumbent stem. --Gray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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