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cauliflory

[ kaw-li-flawr-ee, kaw-li-flur-ee ]

noun

, Botany.
  1. the production of flowers and fruits directly from the branches or trunks of woody or tropical plants.


cauliflory

/ ˈkɔːlɪˌflɔːrɪ /

noun

  1. botany the production of flowers on the trunk, branches, etc, of a woody plant, as opposed to the ends of the twigs


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Derived Forms

  • ˌcauliˈflorous, adjective

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Other Words From

  • cau·li·flo·rous [kaw-, li, -flur-, uh, s] adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cauliflory1

First recorded in 1900–05; from Latin cauli-, stem of caulis “stem” + flōr-, stem of flōs “flower” + -y 3( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cauliflory1

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

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Example Sentences

The flowers are borne on the main stem or the older branches, and arise from dormant axillary buds (Cauliflory).

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