Definition of amplexicaul
of a leaf
: 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
First Known Use: 1760See Words from the same year
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