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caudex


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caudex  \Cau"dex\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Caudices},  E.  {Caudexes}.  [L.] 
  (Bot.) 
  The  stem  of  a  tree.,  esp.  a  stem  without  a  branch,  as  of  a 
  palm  or  a  tree  fern;  also  the  perennial  rootstock  of  an 
  herbaceous  plant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caudex 
  n  1:  persistent  thickened  stem  of  a  herbaceous  perennial  plant 
  [syn:  {stock}] 
  2:  woody  stem  of  palms  and  tree  ferns 




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