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Definition of "scandent" [scan•dent]

  • Botany Climbing: a scandent vine. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scandent" in a sentence
  • "At least 137 species of trees and shrubs occur here, 18 species of vine and scandent shrubs, and seven species of palms."
  • "Notable plant species include tree ferns (Angiopteris evecta) with 9-meter-wide canopies in Moorean valleys and a scandent cliff-dwelling Metrosideros sp."
  • "Description: Erect, decumbent or scandent perennial woody herb usually 0. 3-1 m high, occasionally to 2 m, usually with numerous ascending branches."
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