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: having no stem or appearing to have none
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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