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Meaning of PROCUMBENT

Pronunciation:  prow'kumbunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having stems that trail along the ground without putting down roots
 

PROCUMBENT is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: unerect
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*cum"bent\, a. [L. procumbens, -entis, p. pr. of
procumbere to fall, bend, or lean forward; pro forward +
cumbere (in comp.), akin to cubare to lie down: cf. F.
procombant. Cf. {Incumbent}.]
1. Lying down, or on the face; prone. `` Procumbent each
   obeyed.'' --Cowper.

2. (Bot.) Lying on the ground, but without putting forth
   roots; trailing; prostrate; as, a procumbent stem.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Trailing or spreading along the ground but not rooting at the nodes.
 

 

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