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sarmentose

[sahr-men-tohs] /sɑrˈmɛn toʊs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
having runners.
Also, sarmentous
[sahr-men-tuh s] /sɑrˈmɛn təs/ (Show IPA),
sarmentaceous
[sahr-muh n-tey-shuh s] /ˌsɑr mənˈteɪ ʃəs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of sarmentose
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin sarmentōsus, equivalent to sarment(um) twig + -ōsus -ose1
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  • Sarmentaceous, sarmentose, bearing long and flexible twigs (Sarments), either spreading or procumbent.

British Dictionary definitions for sarmentose

sarmentose

/sɑːˈmɛntəʊs/
adjective
1.
(of plants such as the strawberry) having stems in the form of runners
Word Origin
C18: from Latin sarmentōsus full of twigs, from sarmentum brushwood, from sarpere to prune
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