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

  • adj. Botany Climbing: a scandent vine.

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  • adj. climbing, without obvious morphological adaptations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Climbing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany: Climbing; ascending by attaching itself to a support in any manner. See climb, 3.
  • Performing the office of a tendril, as the petiole of Clematis.
  • In ornithology, same as scansorial, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used especially of plants; having a tendency to climb


Latin scandēns, scandent-, present participle of scandere, to climb; see skand- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Adj. Climbing, as a vine.

    December 10, 2006