Bot. clasping or enveloping the stem, as the leaves of corn or teasels
Origin of amplexicaul; from Classical Latin amplexus, past participle of amplectari, to twine around (; from am-, for ambi-, ambi- + plectere, to braid: see flax) + caulis, stem: see hole
Clasping the stem, as the bases of certain leaves do.
Origin of amplexicaulLatin amplexus, an embracing; see amplexus + Latin caulis, stem.
From New Latin amplexicaulis.