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noun Botany.
  1. cladophyll.
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Origin of cladode

1865–70; < New Latin cladodium; see clad-, -ode1, -ium
Related formscla·do·di·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cladode


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

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