areole

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noun ar·e·ole \ˈer-ē-ˌōl, ˈa-rē-\

Definition of areole

  1. :  a round or elongated often raised or depressed area on a cactus which is equivalent to a bud and from which spines, flowers, stems, or roots grow

Circa 1934

First Known Use of areole

circa 1934


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