noun Botany.

Origin of cladode

1865–70; < New Latin cladodium; see clad-, -ode1, -ium
Related formscla·do·di·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cladode



botany a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf, as in butcher's-broomAlso called: cladophyll, phylloclade

Word Origin for cladode

C19: from New Latin cladōdium, from Late Greek kladōdēs having many shoots
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