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spadix

noun spa·dix \ˈspā-diks\
plural spa·di·ces \ˈspā-də-ˌsēz\

Definition of SPADIX

:  a floral spike with a fleshy or succulent axis usually enclosed in a spathe
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Origin of SPADIX

New Latin spadic-, spadix, from Latin, frond torn from a palm tree, from Greek spadik-, spadix, from span to draw, pull
First Known Use: circa 1752

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