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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
trailing (creeping), to trail, “probably akin to L. trahere to pull, draw, drag” (WIII), to hang down so as to drag along or touch a surface, to sweep the ground, to hang over a surface loosely or stragglingly, or so as to float freely or loosely; to grow to such length as to droop over or rest upon the ground, such as to spread and root; to creep (of plants) (from WIII); a trailing is a branch or shoot, a runner (WIII); see creeping.
trailing (dragging): trahens,-entis (part.B).

 

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