more sarmentous

sarmentose

[sahr-men-tohs]
adjective Botany.
having runners.
Also, sarmentous [sahr-men-tuhs] , sarmentaceous [sahr-muhn-tey-shuhs] .


Origin:
1750–60; < Latin sarmentōsus, equivalent to sarment(um) twig + -ōsus -ose1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To more sarmentous
Collins
World English Dictionary
sarmentose, sarmentous or sarmentaceous (sɑːˈmɛntəʊs, sɑːˈmɛntəs, ˌsɑːmənˈteɪʃəs)
 
adj
(of plants such as the strawberry) having stems in the form of runners
 
[C18: from Latin sarmentōsus full of twigs, from sarmentum brushwood, from sarpere to prune]
 
sarmentous, sarmentous or sarmentaceous
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin sarmentōsus full of twigs, from sarmentum brushwood, from sarpere to prune]
 
sarmentaceous, sarmentous or sarmentaceous
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin sarmentōsus full of twigs, from sarmentum brushwood, from sarpere to prune]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature