acaulescent

adjective acau·les·cent \ ˌā-kȯ-ˈle-sᵊnt \

Definition of acaulescent

: having no stem or appearing to have none

Origin and Etymology of acaulescent

borrowed from New Latin acaulēscent-, acaulēscens, from a- 2a- + caulēscent-, caulēscens "having a stem evident above ground," from Latin caulis "stalk, stem" + -ēscent-, ēscens (as in arborēscens arborescent) — more at cole


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