Botany Lying or growing on the ground but with erect or rising tips: decumbent stems. (adjective)
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Use "decumbent" in a sentence
"Description: Erect, decumbent or scandent perennial woody herb usually 0. 3-1 m high, occasionally to 2 m, usually with numerous ascending branches."
"Description: An erect or prostrate decumbent fleshy herb with spreading branches."
"Description: An erect much-branched herb (rarely decumbent), usually 0. 5-1.2 m high."