caducous

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adjective ca·du·cous \ kə-ˈdü-kəs , -ˈdyü- \

Definition of caducous

:falling off easily or before the usual time used especially of floral organs

Origin and Etymology of caducous

Latin caducus tending to fall, transitory, from cadere to fall — more at chance


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