amplexicaul

adjective
am·​plex·​i·​caul | \ amˈpleksəˌkȯl \

Definition of amplexicaul

of a leaf
: sessile with the base or with stipules surrounding the stem from which it arises — compare perfoliate

First Known Use of amplexicaul

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amplexicaul

New Latin amplexicaulis, from Latin amplexus (past participle of amplecti to entwine, embrace) + -i- + caulis stem, cabbage

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“Amplexicaul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amplexicaul. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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