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nudicaul

[ noo-di-kawl, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu dɪˌkɔl, ˈnyu- /
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adjective Botany.
having leafless stems.
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Also nu·di·cau·lous [noo-di-kawl-uhs, nyoo-] /ˌnu dɪˈkɔl əs, ˈnyu-/ .

Origin of nudicaul

1880–85; nudi- + Latin caulis “stalk, cabbage”; see cole
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British Dictionary definitions for nudicaul

nudicaul

nudicaulous (ˌnjuːdɪˈkɔːləs)

/ (ˈnjuːdɪˌkɔːl) /

adjective
(of plants) having stems without leaves

Word Origin for nudicaul

C20: from nudi- + caul, from Latin caulis stem
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