Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Living or occurring on or near the surface of the ground.
  • adjective Botany Of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons emerge above the surface of the ground after germination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as epigeous.
  • In entomology, living near the surface of the ground, as on low herbs, or on mosses, roots, and other surface vegetation. Also epigæal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.), rare Epigæous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective biology Living near the surface of the ground
  • adjective botany Emerging above the surface of the ground after being germinated

Etymologies

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

[From Greek epigeios, on the earth : epi-, epi- + , earth.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

epi- +‎ -geal

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