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: a floral spike with a fleshy or succulent axis usually enclosed in a spathe
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circa 1752, in the meaning defined above
New Latin spadic-, spadix, from Latin, frond torn from a palm tree, from Greek spadik-, spadix, from span to draw, pull
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