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cauliflory

[ kaw-li-flawr-ee, kaw-li-flur-ee ]
/ ˈkɔ lɪˌflɔr i, kɔˈlɪ flɜr i /
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noun Botany.
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 cauliflory

cau·li·flo·rous [kaw-li-flur-uhs] /kɔˈlɪ flɜr əs/ adjective
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How to use cauliflory in a sentence

  • 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

cauliflory
/ (ˈkɔːlɪˌflɔːrɪ) /

noun
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 cauliflory

cauliflorous, adjective

Word Origin for cauliflory

C20: from Latin caulis stem + -flory, from flōs flower
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