nudicaul

or nu·di·cau·lous

[ noo-di-kawl or noo-di-kawl-uhs; nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu dɪˌkɔl or ˌnu dɪˈkɔl əs; ˈnyu- /

adjective Botany.

having leafless stems.

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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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