cauline

adjective
cau·​line | \ ˈkȯ-ˌlīn How to pronounce cauline (audio) \

Definition of cauline

: of, relating to, or growing on a stem and especially on the upper part

First Known Use of cauline

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cauline

probably from New Latin caulinus, from Latin caulis

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“Cauline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cauline. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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