caducous

adjective
ca·​du·​cous | \ kə-ˈdü-kəs How to pronounce caducous (audio) , -ˈdyü-\

Definition of caducous

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

First Known Use of caducous

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caducous

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

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