A fleshy clublike spike bearing minute flowers, usually enclosed within a sheathlike spathe, characteristic of aroid plants such as the jack-in-the-pulpit.
A fleshy spike of tiny flowers, usually enclosed in a spathe.
A fleshy spike of minute flowers, usually enclosed within a spathe, as in the arums.
Origin of spadix
- Latin spādīx broken-off palm branch from Greek from spān to stretch
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Via Latin from Ancient Greek, literally "palm branch."