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[kaw-les-uh nt]
adjective Botany.
  1. having an obvious stem rising above the ground.
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Origin of caulescent

1785–95; < Latin caul(is) a stalk, stem + -escent
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Historical Examples of caulescent

  • The index references for "Caulescent" and "Cauline" should probably be 38, rather than 36, but were not changed.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for caulescent


  1. having a stem clearly visible above the ground
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Word Origin for caulescent

C18: from Latin caulis stalk
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