from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Lying down; reclining.
- adjective Botany Lying or leaning against something.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Leaning or reclining, in the manner of the ancients at their meals. See
- In botany, lying against: applied to the cotyledons of an embryo when their edges lie against or are opposed to the radicle.
- noun One who reclines, as at meals; one at table, whether reclining or sitting.
- In entomology, lying closely, as the scales on a butterfly's antenna.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
- adjective (Bot.) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf.
- noun One who reclines at table.
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Leaningor reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
- adjective botany Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin accumbēns, accumbent-, present participle of accumbere, to recline at table : ad-, ad- + cumbere, to recline.]
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From Latin accumbō ("recline"), from ad ("to") + cumbō ("recline")
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