Spadixes
Spadix Spa"dix, n.; pl. L. {Spadices}, E. {Spadixes}. [L., a palm branch broken off, with its fruit, Gr. ?.] 1. (Bot.) A fleshy spike of flowers, usually inclosed in a leaf called a spathe. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A special organ of the nautilus, due to a modification of the posterior tentacles. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spadixes — spa·dix || speɪdɪks n. spike bearing tiny flowers and usually enclosed in a sheath like leaf (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Spadices — Spadix Spa dix, n.; pl. L. {Spadices}, E. {Spadixes}. [L., a palm branch broken off, with its fruit, Gr. ?.] 1. (Bot.) A fleshy spike of flowers, usually inclosed in a leaf called a spathe. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A special organ of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spadix — Spa dix, n.; pl. L. {Spadices}, E. {Spadixes}. [L., a palm branch broken off, with its fruit, Gr. ?.] 1. (Bot.) A fleshy spike of flowers, usually inclosed in a leaf called a spathe. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A special organ of the nautilus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spadix — [spā′diks] n. pl. spadixes or spadices [spā′də sēz΄, spā dī′sēz] [ModL < L, a palm branch broken off together with the fruit, date brown color < Gr < IE base * spē , to pull > SPAN1] a fleshy spike of tiny flowers, usually enclosed in …   English World dictionary

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