spadix

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noun spa·dix \ˈspā-diks\

Definition of spadix

plural

spadices

play \ˈspā-də-ˌsēz\
  1. :  a floral spike with a fleshy or succulent axis usually enclosed in a spathe

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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


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