caducous


ca·du·cous

adjective \kə-ˈdü-kəs, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of CADUCOUS

:  falling off easily or before the usual time —used especially of floral organs

Origin of CADUCOUS

Latin caducus tending to fall, transitory, from cadere to fall — more at chance
First Known Use: 1808

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