One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thing which grows over or on top of something else, a superficial growth; a living organism which grows on another, a parasite or epiphyte.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author. From supercrescent: see -ence.
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