caudex

noun
cau·​dex | \ ˈkȯ-ˌdeks How to pronounce caudex (audio) \
plural caudices\ ˈkȯ-​də-​ˌsēz How to pronounce caudices (audio) \ or caudexes

Definition of caudex

1 : the stem of a palm or tree fern
2 : the woody base of a perennial plant

First Known Use of caudex

circa 1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for caudex

Latin, tree trunk or stem

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caudi-

caudicle

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