caespitose

[ses-pi-tohs]
Related formscaes·pi·tose·ly, adverb

cespitose

or caes·pi·tose

[ses-pi-tohs]
adjective Botany.
  1. 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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caespitose

US cespitose

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

Word Origin for caespitose

C19: from New Latin caespitōsus, from caespitem turf

cespitose

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