Definitions

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

  • adjective Botany Bent or turned downward toward the base.
  • adjective Zoology Directed backward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bending downward.

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

  • adjective (Bot.) Reclined, as a leaf; bent downward, so that the point, as of a stem or leaf, is lower than the base.

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

  • adjective botany Reclined, as a leaf; bent downward, so that the point, as of a stem or leaf, is lower than the base.

Etymologies

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

[Latin reclīnātus, past participle of reclīnāre, to recline; see recline.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin reclinatus, past participle.

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