[ kaw-li-flawr-ee, kaw-li-flur-ee ]
/ ˈkɔ lɪˌflɔr i, kɔˈlɪ flɜr i /
the production of flowers and fruits directly from the branches or trunks of woody or tropical plants.
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Origin of cauliflory
First recorded in 1900–05; from Latin cauli-, stem of caulis “stem” + flōr-, stem of flōs “flower” + -y3
OTHER WORDS FROM cauliflorycau·li·flo·rous [kaw-li-flur-uhs] /kɔˈlɪ flɜr əs/ adjective
Words nearby cauliflory
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Example sentences from the Web for cauliflory
The flowers are borne on the main stem or the older branches, and arise from dormant axillary buds (Cauliflory).Cocoa and Chocolate|Arthur W. Knapp
British Dictionary definitions for cauliflory
/ (ˈkɔːlɪˌflɔːrɪ) /
botany the production of flowers on the trunk, branches, etc, of a woody plant, as opposed to the ends of the twigs
Derived forms of cauliflorycauliflorous, adjective
Word Origin for cauliflory
C20: from Latin caulis stem + -flory, from flōs flower
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