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[spuh-they-shuh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. of the nature of or resembling a spathe.
  2. having a spathe.
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Origin of spathaceous

1750–60; < New Latin spathāceus, equivalent to Latin spath(a) (see spathe) + -āceus -aceous
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Examples from the Web for spathaceous

Historical Examples of spathaceous

  • Inflorescences consist of spiciform racemes with spathaceous bracts; rachis is jointed.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar