caudex

noun cau·dex \ ˈkȯ-ˌdeks \

Definition of caudex

plural caudices play \ˈkȯ-də-ˌsēz\ or caudexes
1 : the stem of a palm or tree fern
2 : the woody base of a perennial plant

Origin and Etymology of caudex

Latin, tree trunk or stem


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