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caespitose

[ses-pi-tohs]
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adjective
  1. cespitose.
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Related formscaes·pi·tose·ly, adverb

cespitose

or caes·pi·tose

[ses-pi-tohs]
adjective Botany.
  1. forming mats; growing in dense tufts.
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Origin of cespitose

1785–95; < New Latin cespitōsus, equivalent to Latin cēspit- (stem of cēspes, variant of caespes turf) + -ōsus -ose1
Related formsces·pi·tose·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for caespitose

Historical Examples

  • Fries says it is solitary, Secretan says caespitose from a common base.

    European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae

    George Massee


British Dictionary definitions for caespitose

caespitose

US cespitose

adjective
  1. botany growing in dense tufts
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Derived Formscaespitosely or US cespitosely, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin caespitōsus, from caespitem turf

cespitose

adjective
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of caespitose
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Derived Formscespitosely, adverb
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