[ sahr-men-tohs ]
/ sɑrˈmɛn toʊs /

adjective Botany.

having runners.
Also sar·men·tous [sahr-men-tuh s] /sɑrˈmɛn təs/, sar·men·ta·ceous [sahr-muh n-tey-shuh s] /ˌsɑr mənˈteɪ ʃəs/.

Origin of sarmentose

1750–60; < Latin sarmentōsus, equivalent to sarment(um) twig + -ōsus -ose1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sarmentose

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

British Dictionary definitions for sarmentose


sarmentous (sɑːˈmɛntəs) or sarmentaceous (ˌsɑːmənˈteɪʃəs)

/ (sɑːˈmɛntəʊs) /


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

Word Origin for sarmentose

C18: from Latin sarmentōsus full of twigs, from sarmentum brushwood, from sarpere to prune
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