Word of the Day (01/20)

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:

adjective Botany
(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.


Filed under crosswords, life

3 responses to “Word of the Day (01/20)

  1. sgottahurt

    What was “not decumbent” on the crossword puzzle?

  2. artofmymind

    Yes it sure was!

  3. artofmymind

    um…for some reason I thought you were asking if “not decumbent” was in the crossword (which of course it was, that was the whole point)

    However, after rereading your question I now have the correct answer to 29 down: & the answer is “erect”.

    Use that information how you will.

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