from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lying face down; prone.
- adj. Botany Trailing along the ground but not rooting: a procumbent vine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. prone or prostrate
- adj. That trails along the ground
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lying down, or on the face; prone.
- adj. Lying on the ground, but without putting forth roots; trailing; prostrate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lying down or on the face; prone.
- In botany, trailing; prostrate; unable to support itself, and therefore lying on the ground, but without putting forth roots: as, a procumbent stem.
- In anatomy and zoology, directed forward and slightly upward: contrasted with decumbent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having stems that trail along the ground without putting down roots
Latin prōcumbēns, prōcumbent-, present participle of prōcumbere, to bend down : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + -cumbere, to lie down.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)