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sarmentose

[ sahr-men-tohs ]
/ s蓱r藞m蓻n to蕣s /
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adjective Botany.
having runners.
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Origin of sarmentose

1750鈥60; <Latin sarment艒sus, equivalent to sarment(um) twig + -艒sus-ose1

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How to use sarmentose in a sentence

  • Sarmentaceous, Sarmentose, bearing long and flexible twigs (Sarments), either spreading or procumbent.

British Dictionary definitions for sarmentose

sarmentose

sarmentous (s蓱藧藞m蓻nt蓹s) or sarmentaceous (藢s蓱藧m蓹n藞te瑟蕛蓹s)

/ (s蓱藧藞m蓻nt蓹蕣s) /

adjective
(of plants such as the strawberry) having stems in the form of runners

Word Origin for sarmentose

C18: from Latin sarment艒sus full of twigs, from sarmentum brushwood, from sarpere to prune
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