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.]
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1. Lying down, or on the face; prone. " Procumbent each obeyed." Cowper.
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2. (Bot.) Lying on the ground, but without putting forth roots; trailing; prostrate; as, a procumbent stem.
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