sto·​lon·​if·​er·​ous ˌstō-lə-ˈni-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce stoloniferous (audio)
: bearing or developing stolons
stoloniferous bamboos

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Healthy and actively growing bermudagrass typically recovers after infestation and defoliation due to its aggressive rhizomatous and stoloniferous growth habit. Julia Musto, Fox News, 9 Sep. 2021 Turf or stoloniferous running grasses create an impermeable thatch that inhibits these natives from reproducing, and invasive weeds have taken away most of the territory for these plants. oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stoloniferous was circa 1777

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“Stoloniferous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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