Pronounced: suhr-rih-BUT-l, noun
Note: This is a word I should have come across, but haven’t
The word accrete means “to become fused together; to grow or merge together”
Our word goes back to the late 1700s
Background / Comments
I like this word. In my mind’s eye, I can see spots of grass accreting (growing together). The word is actually a back formation from accretion. Ice can also accrete.