rhi·​zo·​ma·​tous | \ rī-ˈzō-mə-təs How to pronounce rhizomatous (audio) \

Definition of rhizomatous

: having, resembling, or being a rhizome a rhizomatous perennial grass

Examples of rhizomatous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some varieties of this rhizomatous perennial have unusual spring leaf color and showy spikes of flowers. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Minutes from downtown, a garden wonderland — and you can see it in July," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of rhizomatous

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhizomatous

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin rhizomat-, rhizoma

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“Rhizomatous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizomatous. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of rhizomatous

: having or resembling a rhizome a drug from a rhizomatous root

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