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pliant: Able to bend over its length and/or breadth without structural disruption.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Leaves deciduous, bright green, pale to lustrous black toward base, spirally arranged, to 40 cm, pliant, tapering gradually to tip. [2] outer distally tomentulose-puberulent in fruit (proximally glabrous, not stipitate-glandular ), apices ± squarrose, blunt, pliant.


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.