ace rose

acerose

1 [as-uh-rohs]
adjective Botany.
needle-shaped, as the leaves of the pine.


Origin:
1775–85; special sense of acerose2, by misattribution of acer- to Latin acus needle, whose stem is acu- and not acer- (cf. acute)

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acerose

2 [as-uh-rohs]
adjective
1.
resembling chaff.
2.
mixed with chaff.

Origin:
1715–25; < Latin acerōsus, equivalent to acer- (stem of acus) chaff + -ōsus -ose1

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acerose or acerous (ˈæsəˌrəʊs, -ˌrəʊz)
 
adj
shaped like a needle, as pine leaves
 
[C18: from Latin acerōsus full of chaff (erroneously used by Linnaeus as if derived from ācer sharp)]
 
acerous or acerous
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin acerōsus full of chaff (erroneously used by Linnaeus as if derived from ācer sharp)]

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