De*cum"bent (?), a. [L. decumbens, -entis, p. pr. of decumbere; de- + cumbere (only in comp.), cubare to lie down.]

1.

Lying down; prostrate; recumbent.

The decumbent portraiture of a woman. Ashmole.

2. Bot.

Reclining on the ground, as if too weak to stand, and tending to rise at the summit or apex; as, a decumbent stem.

Gray.

 

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