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Meaning of ACCUMBENT

Pronunciation:  u'kumbunt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

ACCUMBENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: decumbent, reclining, recumbent, unerect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac*cum"bent\ (-bent), a.
    1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
             The Roman . . . accumbent posture in eating.
    2. (Bot.) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf
       against another leaf. --Gray.
             Accumbent cotyledons have their edges placed against
             the caulicle.                         --Eaton.
  2. \Ac*cum"bent\, n.
    One who reclines at table.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: In botany terminology, describes the orientation of an embryo, with the radicle lying against the edges of the two cotyledons.