spadiceous

[spey-dish-uh s]

adjective

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

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

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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