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
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

emerse

/ɪˈməːs/