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Denoting or characteristic of an aquatic plant reaching above the surface of the water:‘the emerse leaves when developed are heart-shaped’Contrasted with submerse
- ‘Target: not reached’
- ‘It will bloom readily if grown emerse, but takes a while to form a new set of emerse leaves.’
- ‘Emerse leaves seem to be bigger, even it is under the tank light.’
Late 17th century (as emersed): from Latin emersus arisen, past participle of emergere (see emerge).
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