acaulescent

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

Definition of acaulescent

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1822


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