nudicaulous

nudicaul

[noo-di-kawl, nyoo-]
adjective Botany.
having leafless stems.
Also, nudicaulous.


Origin:
nudi- + caul

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nudicaul or nudicaulous (ˈnjuːdɪˌkɔːl, ˌnjuːdɪˈkɔːləs)
 
adj
(of plants) having stems without leaves
 
[C20: from nudi- + caul, from Latin caulis stem]
 
nudicaulous or nudicaulous
 
adj
 
[C20: from nudi- + caul, from Latin caulis stem]

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