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1822, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from New Latin acaulēscent-, acaulēscens, from a- a- entry 2 + 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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“Acaulescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acaulescent. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.
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