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sarmentose

[sahr-men-tohs]
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adjective Botany.
  1. having runners.
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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
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Historical Examples

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

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray


British Dictionary definitions for sarmentose

sarmentose

sarmentous (sɑːˈmɛntəs) or sarmentaceous (ˌsɑːmənˈteɪʃəs)

adjective
  1. (of plants such as the strawberry) having stems in the form of runners
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Word Origin

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