Acerose Definition

ăsə-rōs
adjective
Needlelike, as the leaves of pine; acerate.
American Heritage Medicine
Shaped like a needle; having a sharp, stiff point.
Webster's New World
Like chaff.
Webster's New World
Mixed with chaff.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
needle-shapedacicularacerate

Origin of Acerose

  • New Latin acerōsus incorrect use of Latin acerōsus full of chaff (as if from acus needle) (or ācer sharp) from acus acer- chaff ak- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin acerosus chaffy, from acus, (genitive aceris), chaff

    From Wiktionary

  • As if from Latin acus needle: compare French acéreux

    From Wiktionary

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