[ ak-aw-les-uh nt, ey-kaw- ]
/ ˌæk ɔˈlɛs ənt, ˌeɪ kɔ- /

adjective Botany.

not caulescent; stemless; without visible stem.
Also a·cau·line [ey-kaw-lin, -lahyn] /eɪˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn/, a·cau·lose [ey-kaw-lohs] /eɪˈkɔ loʊs/, a·cau·lous [ey-kaw-luh s] /eɪˈkɔ ləs/.

Origin of acaulescent

First recorded in 1850–55; a-6 + caulescent

Related forms

ac·au·les·cence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for acaulescent

  • Acaulescent (acaulis), apparently stemless; the proper stem, bearing the leaves and flowers, being very short or subterranean.

British Dictionary definitions for acaulescent


/ (ˌækɔːˈlɛsənt) /


having no visible stem or a very short one
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