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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Procumbent  \Pro*cum"bent\,  a.  [L.  procumbens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  procumbere  to  fall,  bend,  or  lean  forward;  pro  forward  + 
  cumbere  (in  comp.),  akin  to  cubare  to  lie  down:  cf  F. 
  procombant  Cf  {Incumbent}.] 
  1.  Lying  down  or  on  the  face;  prone.  ``  Procumbent  each 
  obeyed.''  --Cowper. 
  2.  (Bot.)  Lying  on  the  ground,  but  without  putting  forth 
  roots;  trailing;  prostrate;  as  a  procumbent  stem. 

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