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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Increasing in size after flowering, as the calyx of the ground cherry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Growing; increasing.
  • adj. Growing larger after flowering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Growing; increasing.
  • adj. Growing larger after flowering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Increasing; growing.

Etymologies

Latin accrēscēns, accrēscent-, present participle of accrēscere, to grow; see accrue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin accrescens, accrescentis, present participle of accrescere, from ad + crescere ("to grow") (Wiktionary)

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