Bot. shaped like a needle; having a sharp, stiff point
Origin of acerose; from Classical Latin acus (gen. aceris), a needle ; from Indo-European base an unverified form a- (see acid); form influenced, influence by acerose
- like chaff
- mixed with chaff
Origin of aceroseClassical Latin acerosus, full of chaff ; from acus (gen. aceris): see ear
Needlelike, as the leaves of pine; acerate.
Origin of aceroseNew Latin acerōsus, incorrect use of Latin acerōsus, full of chaff (as if from acus, needle, or ācer, sharp), from acus, acer-, chaff; see ak- in Indo-European roots.
- (botany) Having the nature of chaff; chaffy.
- (botany) needle-shaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine.
As if from Latin acus needle: compare French acéreux