Bot. shaped like a needle; having a sharp, stiff point
Origin of acerosefrom 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