Caudexes
Caudex Cau"dex, n.; pl. L. {Caudices}, E. {Caudexes}. [L.] (Bot.) The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an herbaceous plant. [1913 Webster]

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  • caudexes — n. thick trunk of a tree (mainly of palms) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Caudex — Cau dex, n.; pl. L. {Caudices}, E. {Caudexes}. [L.] (Bot.) The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an herbaceous plant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caudices — Caudex Cau dex, n.; pl. L. {Caudices}, E. {Caudexes}. [L.] (Bot.) The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an herbaceous plant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caudex — noun (plural caudices or caudexes) Etymology: Latin, tree trunk or stem Date: circa 1797 1. the stem of a palm or tree fern 2. the woody base of a perennial plant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pachypodium — Taxobox name = Pachypodium image width = 250px image caption = The pachycaule trunk of Pachypodium lamerei regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Apocynaceae genus = Pachypodium genus… …   Wikipedia

  • Adenium — An Adenium Flower Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (un …   Wikipedia

  • Thalictrum dioicum — Taxobox name = Thalictrum dioicum image width = regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Ranunculaceae genus = Thalictrum species = T. dioicum binomial = Thalictrum dioicum binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • caudex — /kaw deks/, n., pl. caudices / deuh seez /, caudexes. Bot. 1. the main stem of a tree, esp. a palm or tree fern. 2. the woody or thickened persistent base of an herbaceous perennial. [1820 30; < L: tree trunk; cf. CODEX] * * * …   Universalium

  • caudex — /ˈkɔdɛks/ (say kawdeks) noun (plural caudices /ˈkɔdəsiz/ (say kawduhseez) or caudexes) Botany 1. the axis of a plant, including both stem and root. 2. the woody or thickened persistent base of a herbaceous perennial. {Latin: tree trunk. See… …   Australian English dictionary

  • caudex — [kô′deks΄] n. pl. caudices [kô′di sēz΄] or caudexes [L, tree trunk, log: see HEW] 1. the persistent stem of a perennial plant 2. the stem of a woody plant, esp. of a palm or tree fern …   English World dictionary

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