caulescent

[ kaw-les-uhnt ]
/ kɔˈlɛs ənt /

adjective Botany.

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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Example sentences from the Web for caulescent

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

British Dictionary definitions for caulescent

caulescent
/ (kɔːˈlɛsənt) /

adjective

having a stem clearly visible above the ground

Word Origin for caulescent

C18: from Latin caulis stalk
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