Definition of spadix
: a floral spike with a fleshy or succulent axis usually enclosed in a spathe
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The upward-facing maroon spadix resembles a bony finger.
The yellowish-brown spadix can reach almost 6 feet tall.
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Origin and Etymology of spadix
New Latin spadic-, spadix, from Latin, frond torn from a palm tree, from Greek spadik-, spadix, from span to draw, pull
First Known Use: circa 1752See Words from the same year
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