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acerous1

[as-er-uh s] /ˈæs ər əs/
adjective, Botany
1.
acerose1 .
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50

acerous2

[ey-seer-uh s] /eɪˈsɪər əs/
adjective, Zoology
1.
having no antennae.
2.
having no horns.
Origin
< Greek akerós, equivalent to a- a-6 + -keros, adj. derivative of kéras horn; see -ous
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acerose

/ˈæsəˌrəʊs; -ˌrəʊz/
adjective
1.
shaped like a needle, as pine leaves
Word Origin
C18: from Latin acerōsus full of chaff (erroneously used by Linnaeus as if derived from ācer sharp)
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