acerous

acerous

1 [as-er-uhs]
adjective Botany.

Origin:
1840–50

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acerous

2 [ey-seer-uhs]
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 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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