nounpl. -·dixes or -·di·ces·
a fleshy spike of tiny flowers, usually enclosed in a spathe
Origin of spadixModern Latin from L, a palm branch broken off together with the fruit, date-brown color from Classical Greek from Indo-European base an unverified form sp?-, to pull from source span
A fleshy clublike spike bearing minute flowers, usually enclosed within a sheathlike spathe, characteristic of aroid plants such as the jack-in-the-pulpit.
Origin of spadixLatin spādīx broken-off palm branch from Greek from spān to stretch
Via Latin from Ancient Greek, literally "palm branch."