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spadiceous

[ spey-dish-uhs ]
/ speɪˈdɪʃ əs /
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adjective
Botany.
  1. of the nature of a spadix.
  2. bearing a spadix.
of a bright brown color.
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Origin of spadiceous

1640–50; <New Latin spādīceus, equivalent to Latin spādīc- (stem of spādīx;see spadix) + -eus-eous
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British Dictionary definitions for spadiceous

spadiceous
/ (speɪˈdɪʃəs) /

adjective
botany producing or resembling a spadix
of a bright brown colour

Word Origin for spadiceous

C17: from New Latin spādīceus, from Latin spādix palm branch; see spadix
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