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.
More example sentences
- Emerse leaves seem to be bigger, even it is under the tank light.
- It will bloom readily if grown emerse, but takes a while to form a new set of emerse leaves.
- Target: not reached
late 17th century (as emersed): from Latin emersus 'arisen', past participle of emergere (see emerge).
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- Red emersed leaves are a sign of "protective" pigments being produced by the leaves to cope with high levels of light.
- When I bought it, it had emersed leaves that were green, about 1.5'' in diameter and almost circular.
Definition of emerse in:
- The US English dictionary