accrescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin accrescens, accrescentis, present participle of accrescere, from ad + crescere (to grow)

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accrescent (comparative more accrescent, superlative most accrescent)

  1. Growing; increasing.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shuckford to this entry?)
  2. (botany) Which keeps growing past the point it normally would stop and begin wilting.
    The fruiting calyx is accrescent, covering all or most of the fruit.
    Bean (2012) "A taxonomic revision of the Solanum echinatum group (Solanaceae)", Phytotaxa 57:33–50, doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.57.1.6

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French[edit]

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accrescent (feminine singular accrescente, masculine plural accrescents, feminine plural accrescentes)

  1. (botany) accrescent

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

accrēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of accrēscō