I think it’s safe to say that I do at least (or at least attempt to) do one crossword a day. It can be enjoyable and relaxing, but other times I haven’t the faintest idea on what they want from me. For instance, how am I supposed to know what is ‘not decumbent’ when I don’t even know what decumbent is?
So to help you (and me) in future crosswords and/or life here is the definition:
(of a plant or part of a plant) lying along the ground or along a surface, with the extremity curving upward.
ORIGIN late 18th cent.: from Latin decumbent- ‘lying down,’ from the verb decumbere, based on de- ‘down’ + a verb related to cubare ‘to lie.’
(by the way, the answer to this crossword clue was – erect) Use that tid bit any which way you please.