spadiceous

adjective

spa·​di·​ceous
spāˈdishəs,
spəˈd-
1
: of a bright clear brown or chestnut color
2
[New Latin spadic-, spadix + English -eous] : bearing flowers on or constituting a spadix

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Spadiceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spadiceous. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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