cau·​line ˈkȯ-ˌlīn How to pronounce cauline (audio)
: of, relating to, or growing on a stem and especially on the upper part

Word History


probably from New Latin caulinus, from Latin caulis

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cauline was in 1756

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Cite this Entry

“Cauline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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