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Denoting or characteristic of an aquatic plant reaching above the surface of the water.
- ‘Emerse leaves seem to be bigger, even it is under the tank light.’
- ‘Target: not reached’
- ‘It will bloom readily if grown emerse, but takes a while to form a new set of emerse leaves.’
Late 17th century: from Latin emersus ‘arisen’, past participle of emergere (see emerge).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.