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caudex

play
noun, cau·dex \ˈkȯ-ˌdeks\

Definition of caudex

plural caudices play \ˈkȯ-də-ˌsēz\ or caudexes

  1. 1 :  the stem of a palm or tree fern

  2. 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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