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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accumbent  \Ac*cum"bent\  (-bent),  a. 
  1.  Leaning  or  reclining,  as  the  ancients  did  at  their  meals. 
 
  The  Roman  .  .  .  accumbent  posture  in  eating. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Lying  against  anything  as  one  part  of  a  leaf 
  against  another  leaf.  --Gray. 
 
  Accumbent  cotyledons  have  their  edges  placed  against 
  the  caulicle.  --Eaton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accumbent  \Ac*cum"bent\,  n. 
  One  who  reclines  at  table. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accumbent 
  adj  :  lying  down  in  a  position  of  comfort  or  rest  [syn:  {decumbent}, 
  {recumbent},  {reclining}] 




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