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spathaceous

[spuh-they-shuh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. of the nature of or resembling a spathe.
  2. having a spathe.

Origin of spathaceous

1750–60; < New Latin spathāceus, equivalent to Latin spath(a) (see spathe) + -āceus -aceous
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Historical Examples

  • Inflorescences consist of spiciform racemes with spathaceous bracts; rachis is jointed.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar