caespitose

[ ses-pi-tohs ]
/ ˈsɛs pɪˌtoʊs /

adjective

Related forms

caes·pi·tose·ly, adverb

Definition for caespitose (2 of 2)

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 forms

ces·pi·tose·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for caespitose (1 of 2)

caespitose

US cespitose

/ (ˈsɛspɪˌtəʊs) /

adjective

botany growing in dense tufts

Derived Forms

caespitosely or US cespitosely, adverb

Word Origin for caespitose

C19: from New Latin caespitōsus, from caespitem turf

British Dictionary definitions for caespitose (2 of 2)

cespitose

/ (ˈsɛspɪˌtəʊs) /

adjective

a variant spelling (esp US) of caespitose

Derived Forms

cespitosely, adverb
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