acaulescent

adjective
acau·​les·​cent | \ ˌā-kȯ-ˈle-sᵊnt How to pronounce acaulescent (audio) \

Definition of acaulescent

: having no stem or appearing to have none

First Known Use of acaulescent

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acaulescent

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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