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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Amplexicaul  \Am*plex"i*caul\,  a.  [L.  amplexus  p.  p.  of  amplecti 
  to  encircle,  to  embrace  +  caulis  stem:  cf  F.  amplexicaule.] 
  Clasping  or  embracing  a  stem,  as  the  base  of  some  leaves.