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nudicaul

[ noo-di-kawl, nyoo- ]

adjective

, Botany.
  1. having leafless stems.


nudicaul

/ ˌnjuːdɪˈkɔːləs; ˈnjuːdɪˌkɔːl /

adjective

  1. (of plants) having stems without leaves


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nudicaul1

1880–85; nudi- + Latin caulis “stalk, cabbage”; cole

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nudicaul1

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

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