Caudex meaning

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The thickened, usually underground base of the stem of many perennial herbaceous plants, from which new leaves and flowering stems arise.
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The trunk of a palm or tree fern.
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The persistent stem of a perennial plant.
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The stem of a woody plant, esp. of a palm or tree fern.
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The thickened, usually underground base of the stem of many perennial herbaceous plants, from which new leaves and flowering stems arise.
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The trunk of a palm or tree fern.
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(botany) An enlargement of the stem, branch or root of a woody plant, usually serving to store water.
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Origin of caudex

  • Latin caudex tree trunk

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

  • From Latin caudex (“tree trunk”, “tree stem”); compare codex.

    From Wiktionary