Bot. clasping or enveloping the stem, as the leaves of corn or teasels
Origin of amplexicaulfrom 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.