[kaw-lin, -lahyn]
adjective Botany.
of or pertaining to a stem, especially pertaining to or arising from the upper part of a stem.

1750–60; < Latin caul(is) a stalk, stem + -ine1 Unabridged
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cauline (ˈkɔːlɪn, -laɪn)
relating to or growing from a plant stem
[C18: from New Latin caulīnus, from Latin caulis stem]

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The remaining leaves, usually two to six pairs, are the cauline leaves.
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