acerose definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; 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: Classical Latin acerosus, full of chaff ; from acus (gen. aceris): see ear
acerose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: New 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.
needles of the white pine