[ ak-aw-les-uhnt, ey-kaw- ]
/ ˌæk ɔˈlɛs ənt, ˌeɪ kɔ- /
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not caulescent; stemless; without visible stem.
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Also a·cau·line [ey-kaw-lin, -lahyn], /eɪˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn/, a·cau·lose [ey-kaw-lohs], /eɪˈkɔ loʊs/, a·cau·lous [ey-kaw-luhs]. /eɪˈkɔ ləs/.
OTHER WORDS FROM acaulescentac·au·les·cence, noun
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Acaulescent (acaulis), apparently stemless; the proper stem, bearing the leaves and flowers, being very short or subterranean.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for acaulescent
/ (ˌækɔːˈlɛsənt) /
having no visible stem or a very short one
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