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cespitose

[ses-pi-tohs] /ˈsɛs pɪˌtoʊs/
adjective, Botany
1.
forming mats; growing in dense tufts.
Also, caespitose.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Neo-Latin cespitōsus, equivalent to Latin cēspit- (stem of cēspes, variant of caespes turf) + -ōsus -ose1
Related forms
cespitosely, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cespitose

caespitose

/ˈsɛspɪˌtəʊs/
adjective
1.
(botany) growing in dense tufts
Derived Forms
caespitosely, (US) cespitosely, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin caespitōsus, from caespitem turf

cespitose

/ˈsɛspɪˌtəʊs/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of caespitose
Derived Forms
cespitosely, adverb
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