Spadiceous
Spadiceous Spa*di"ceous, a. [L. spadix, -icis, a date-brown or nut-brown color. See {Spadix}.] 1. Of a bright clear brown or chestnut color. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Bearing flowers on a spadix; of the nature of a spadix. [1913 Webster]


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  • spadiceous — /spay dish euhs/, adj. 1. Bot. a. of the nature of a spadix. b. bearing a spadix. 2. of a bright brown color. [1640 50; < NL spadiceus, equiv. to L spadic (s. of spadix; see SPADIX) + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • spadiceous — 1) chestnut coloured Colour Terms 2) shaped like a palm branch Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • spadiceous — spa·di·ceous …   English syllables

  • spadiceous — /speɪˈdɪʃəs/ (say spay dishuhs) adjective 1. Botany a. of the nature of a spadix. b. bearing a spadix. 2. of a bright brown colour. {New Latin spādīceus, from Latin spādix spadix} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spadiceous —   a. chestnut coloured; pertaining to spadix.    ♦ spadicifloral,    ♦ spadiciflorous, a. having flowers in a spadix.    ♦ spadicose, a.    ♦ spadix, n. (pl. dices) flower spike covered by large leaf, as of arum plant …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • spadiceous — spāˈdishəs, spəˈd adjective Etymology: Latin spadic , spadix frond torn off a palm tree, brownish color of palm fronds + English eous more at spadix 1. : of a bright clear brown or chestnut color 2. [New Latin spadic , spadix + English eous] :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spadicose — Spa di*cose , a. (Bot.) Spadiceous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colour Terms — This list contains 168 definitions of obscure colour terms using combinations of normal colours of the rainbow and descriptive adjectives; e.g. cardinal = deep scarlet red; russet = reddish brown. Note that most English speakers outside the U.S.… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Shapes and Resemblance — This assortment of 370 adjectives all refer in some way to the form or shape of things. Some are more geometrically descriptive than others, while a number of terms refer to animal forms or shapes of obscure objects. Certain adjectives for shapes …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • spadix — n. (pl. spadices) Bot. a spike of flowers closely arranged round a fleshy axis and usu. enclosed in a spathe. Derivatives: spadiceous adj. Etymology: L f. Gk, = palm branch …   Useful english dictionary

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