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[kaw-li-flawr-ee, ‐flohr-ee] /ˈkɔ lɪˌflɔr i, ‐ˌfloʊr i/
noun, Botany.
the production of flowers and fruits directly from the branches or trunks of woody or tropical plants.
Related forms
cauliflorous, adjective Unabridged
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  • The flowers are borne on the main stem or the older branches, and arise from dormant axillary buds (cauliflory).

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
British Dictionary definitions for cauliflory


(botany) the production of flowers on the trunk, branches, etc, of a woody plant, as opposed to the ends of the twigs
Derived Forms
cauliflorous, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Latin caulis stem + -flory, from flōs flower
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