amplexicaul

adjective am·plex·i·caul \amˈpleksəˌkȯl\

Definition of amplexicaul

of a leaf

  1. :  sessile with the base or with stipules surrounding the stem from which it arises — compare perfoliate

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Origin and Etymology of amplexicaul

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


First Known Use: 1760


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