caudex


cau·dex

noun \ˈk-ˌdeks\
plural cau·di·ces \ˈk-də-ˌsēz\ or cau·dex·es

Definition of CAUDEX

1
:  the stem of a palm or tree fern
2
:  the woody base of a perennial plant

Origin of CAUDEX

Latin, tree trunk or stem
First Known Use: circa 1797

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