from The Century Dictionary.

  • Growing on or out of the earth: as, epigeous plants.
  • Borne above ground in germination, as the cotyledons of beans, etc. Also epigeal, epigean.

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

  • adjective Same as epigæous.

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  • adjective Growing on, or close to, the ground.


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  • It is a short, unattractive tree, with epigeous branches spreading out in a straggling manner.

    The Philippine Islands


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  • Variant of epigeal. Contrast with hypogeous/hypogeal.

    October 15, 2009

  • Railroad telegraph shorthand for "Will report as soon as examination is completed". --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 22, 2013