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cauliflory

[kaw-li-flawr-ee, ‐flohr-ee] /ˈkɔ lɪˌflɔr i, ‐ˌfloʊr i/
noun, Botany
1.
the production of flowers and fruits directly from the branches or trunks of woody or tropical plants.
Related forms
cauliflorous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cauliflory

cauliflory

/ˈkɔːlɪˌflɔːrɪ/
noun
1.
(botany) the production of flowers on the trunk, branches, etc, of a woody plant, as opposed to the ends of the twigs
Derived Forms
cauliflorous, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Latin caulis stem + -flory, from flōs flower
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