Filipendulous
Filipendulous Fil`i*pen"du*lous (?; 135), a. [L. filum a thread + pendulus hanging, fr. pend[=e]re to hang.] (Bot.) Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; -- said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets. [1913 Webster]

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  • filipendulous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ləs adjective Etymology: fili + pendulous : suspended by or strung upon a thread * * * filipenˈdulous /fil / adjective Hanging by or strung on a thread • • • Main Entry: ↑filiform * * * filipendulous, a. (fɪlɪˈpɛndjʊləs) [f. mod …   Useful english dictionary

  • filipendulous — adjective Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets …   Wiktionary

  • filipendulous — fil·i·pen·du·lous …   English syllables

  • filipendulous — Suspended by a single thread …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • filiferous —   a. bearing threads.    ♦ filiform, a. thread like.    ♦ filigerous, a. flagellate.    ♦ filipendulous, a. hanging by a thread …   Dictionary of difficult words

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