spadiceous

[ spey-dish-uh s ]
/ speɪˈdɪʃ əs /

adjective

Botany.
  1. of the nature of a spadix.
  2. bearing a spadix.
of a bright brown color.

Nearby words

  1. spadefoot,
  2. spadefoot toad,
  3. spadeful,
  4. spadework,
  5. spadger,
  6. spadices,
  7. spadille,
  8. spadix,
  9. spado,
  10. spae

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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