spadiceous

adjective spa·di·ceous \ spāˈdishəs , spəˈd- \

Definition of spadiceous

1 : of a bright clear brown or chestnut color
2
[New Latin spadic-, spadix + English -eous]
: bearing flowers on or constituting a spadix

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of spadiceous

Latin spadic-, spadix frond torn off a palm tree, brownish color of palm fronds + English -eous


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spadiceous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!