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caulescent

[kaw-les-uh nt]
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adjective Botany.
  1. having an obvious stem rising above the ground.

Origin of caulescent

1785–95; < Latin caul(is) a stalk, stem + -escent
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  • The index references for "Caulescent" and "Cauline" should probably be 38, rather than 36, but were not changed.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray


British Dictionary definitions for caulescent

caulescent

adjective
  1. having a stem clearly visible above the ground

Word Origin

C18: from Latin caulis stalk
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