Definition of emerse in English:

emerse

adjective

Botany
  • 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
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Target: not reached’

Origin

Late 17th century (as emersed): from Latin emersus ‘arisen’, past participle of emergere (see emerge).

Pronunciation

emerse

/ɪˈməːs/