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  1. One who reclines at table.
  1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
  • The Roman ... posture in eating. - Arbuthnot
    1. (Botany): Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf - Gray
  • Accumbent cotyledons have their edges placed against the caulicle. - Eaton
  • Etymology: Latin accumb + -ent

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