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

  • adj. Botany Rising above the surface of water: emersed aquatic plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That rises above the surface

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Standing out of, or rising above, water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, standing out of or raised above water; raised partially above surrounding leaves: applied to the capsules of mosses.


From Latin ēmersus; see emersion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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