Meaning of scandent in English:


Pronunciation /ˈskandənt/


Zoology Botany
  • (especially of a graptolite) having a climbing habit.

    ‘Despite its sand dune habitat and shortage of host support plants, this variety of Clematis shows mechanical characteristics during growth that are closely comparable with those of scandent woody lianas.’
    • ‘It is a scandent shrub, and its purple-black drupes are likely dispersed by birds.’
    • ‘At the base of the Silurian this fauna was replaced by the monograptids, scandent forms in which the thecae were arranged along one side of the stipe only.’


Late 17th century from Latin scandent- ‘climbing’, from the verb scandere.