caespitose

[ ses-pi-tohs ]
/ ˈsɛs pɪˌtoʊs /
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. caesarism,
  2. caesaropapism,
  3. caesious,
  4. caesium,
  5. caesium clock,
  6. caesura,
  7. caesurae,
  8. caetano,
  9. caf,
  10. cafard

Related formscaes·pi·tose·ly, adverb

cespitose

or caes·pi·tose

[ ses-pi-tohs ]
/ ˈsɛs pɪˌtoʊs /

adjective Botany.

forming mats; growing in dense tufts.

Origin of cespitose

1785–95; < New Latin cespitōsus, equivalent to Latin cēspit- (stem of cēspes, variant of caespes turf) + -ōsus -ose1

Related formsces·pi·tose·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for caespitose

caespitose

US cespitose

/ (ˈsɛspɪˌtəʊs) /

adjective

botany growing in dense tufts
Derived Formscaespitosely or US cespitosely, adverb

Word Origin for caespitose

C19: from New Latin caespitōsus, from caespitem turf

cespitose

/ (ˈsɛspɪˌtəʊs) /

adjective

a variant spelling (esp US) of caespitose
Derived Formscespitosely, adverb

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